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優 means 'excel'

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Strokes : 17    Frequency: 437   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Challenge set: 5    Grade: 6   Intermediate lesson: 24    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 110 words   Used in 183 words   Used in 1270 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ユウ
Kun
   すぐれる to excel   やさしい kind
On   
Kun    まさ
Name    ゆ   よし
⿰   () man   grieve  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 優 is used 13 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 優 is used 181 times, read 5 ways (with 1 variation).
ユウ : 154 words FIND ALL
overall victory; championship
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ウ : 3 words FIND ALL
noun
1. udumbara (mythical Indian plant often identified with the cluster fig, Ficus glomerata)
2. something very rare (from the legend that it flowers once in 3000 years)
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やさしい : 14 words FIND ALL
tender; kind; gentle; graceful; affectionate; amiable
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すぐれる : 5 words FIND ALL
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
to surpass; to outstrip; to excel
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まさ : 4 words FIND ALL
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to excel; to surpass; to exceed; to have an edge; to be superior; to outrival
2. to outweigh; to preponderate
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ゆ: 1 word. FIND ALL
noun
cell loss priority  (computer terminology)
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Henshall: 995 (originally: 984)  Joy o' Kanji : 984  Key to Kanji: 1022 

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ユウ   すぐれる to excel   やさしい kind   
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ユウ   うれえる to grieve, to be distressed   うれ sorrow   う unhappy   
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シン   こころ heart   
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カ   ゲ   なつ summer   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
1
ジ   シ   みずか self   
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go
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
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