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升 means 'measure'

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Strokes : 4    Frequency: 2564   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-47    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 8 words   Used in 17 words   Used in 193 names   Component in 8 kanji (2 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
Kun
   ます a measure (of a drink)
On    ショウ
Name    のぼる
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Find out why the Japanese drink saké out of small wooden boxes. Learn how their role has changed in Japan over time, and see how they have brought out the playfulness in designers. Learn when to interpret 升 as a unit of measurement or as a container, and distinguish 升 from , , , and , which have overlapping meanings. Finally, see why 升 is popular in a Chinese context. By the way, the JOK Notebook entry for March 1, 2013, takes a close look at eight of the Japanese sentences that appear in this essay.
⿱   () katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from   twenty  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 升 is used 2 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 升 is used 17 times, read 2 ways.
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ショウ : 8 words FIND ALL
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noun
sho (unit of volume, approx. 1.8 litres)
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ます : 9 words FIND ALL
2 0
noun
1. measuring container; measure
2. box (seating at a theatre, etc.)
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ます a measure (of a drink)   
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katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from
twenty; two hands   
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ジュウ   ジッ   と    とお ten   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
stick   
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