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兄 means 'elder brother' or 'brother'

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Strokes : 5    Frequency: 643   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Study set: 2-8    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 14    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 34 words   Used in 95 words   Used in 88 names   Component in 47 kanji (12 Jōyō)
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   ケイ   キョウ
Kun
   あに elder brother
Name    え   せ   よし
⿱   mouth   legs  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 兄 is used 4 times, read 2 ways. 2 words use a non-standard reading.
Across all words in Japanese, 兄 is used 70 times, read 3 ways (with 2 variations). 3 words use a non-standard reading.
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ケイ : 33 words FIND ALL
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noun
brother-in-law  (see also: )
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キョウ : 17 words FIND ALL
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noun
1. siblings; brothers and sisters  (see also: ご兄弟)
2. brothers
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あに : 14 words FIND ALL
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elder brother; older brother  (humble)
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you (referring to a male)  (archaic; familiar language; polite (teineigo) language)
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え: 2 words. FIND ALL
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noun
favourable direction; favorable direction; lucky direction
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Part of a non-standard reading: 3 words. FIND ALL
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noun
1. older brother; elder brother  (see also: お兄さん; honorific)
2. brother (as older-brother figure in friendly and or work relationship)
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Henshall: 114 (originally: 267)  Joy o' Kanji : 267  Key to Kanji: 246 

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ケイ   キョウ   elder brother; brother   あに elder brother   
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コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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legs
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