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升 means 'measure'

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Strokes : 4    Frequency: 2564   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 21    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 8 words   Used in 17 words   Used in 193 names   Component in 4 kanji (2 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ショウ
Kun
   ます to measure (out a drink)
Name    のぼる
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.
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 升
⿱   () katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from   twenty  
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升 is not used in the most common form of any of the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese.
Across all words in Japanese, 升 is used 17 times, read 2 ways.
ショウ : 8 words FIND ALL
noun
sho (unit of volume, approx. 1.8 litres)
9
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ます : 9 words FIND ALL
noun
1. measure
2. square (e.g. of graph paper or Japanese manuscript paper)
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Henshall: 1386  Joy o' Kanji : 1386  Key to Kanji:

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ショウ   ます to measure (out a drink)   
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5
katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from   
K
twenty; two hands   
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ジュウ   ジッ   と    とお ten   
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1
イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
1
stick   
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