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凄 means 'weird'

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Strokes : 10    Frequency: 1474   JLPT: N1    Ring: 6    Set: 10    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 16 words   Used in 17 words   Used in 1 name   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
Kun
   すご weird, uncanny   すさまじい terrific, fierce
On    セイ   サイ
Kun    さむ
The Japanese constantly say 凄い! (すごい!: Amazing!), so it’s amazing (!) to find out about 凄 and all of its surprises: the reason for its “ice” radical, the way 凄 has just one Joyo yomi (it's not すご•い!), and the shockingly negative nuance 凄 can have (as in words for "ghastly" and "violent"). Learn terms that intensify 凄い. And discover the revolting ingredient in a Viagra-like drink!
⿰   () ice   wife  
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凄 is not used in the most common form of any of the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese.
Across all words in Japanese, 凄 is used 17 times, read 3 ways.
セイ : 5 words FIND ALL
ghastly; gruesome; appalling; lurid
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すご : 11 words FIND ALL
1. terrible; dreadful  (often written with kana only)
2. amazing (e.g. of strength); great (e.g. of skills); wonderful; terrific  (often written with kana only)
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すさまじい : 1 word FIND ALL
terrific; fierce; terrible; tremendous; dreadful; awful; amazing; absurd; cutthroat; intense
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すご weird, uncanny   すさまじい terrific, fierce   
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ice   
サイ   つま wife   
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ジョ   ニョ   ニョウ   woman; female   おんな woman   め woman   
イチ   イツ   one   ひと    ひと-    
slashed yo
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yo; yell
stick   
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