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参 means 'visit'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 365   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Challenge set: 4    Grade: 4   Intermediate lesson: 23    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 112 words   Used in 259 words   Used in 98 names   Component in 3 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   サン
Kun
   まい to visit, go, come
On    シン
Kun    まい-   まじわる   みつ
Name   
  
⿱  ⿱   () private   big   fur  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 参 is used 14 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 参 is used 253 times, read 3 ways (with 3 variations).
サン : 198 words FIND ALL
participation
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シン (read as じん) : 18 words FIND ALL
noun
1. carrot (Daucus carota)  (often written with kana only)
2. Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng)  (see also: 朝鮮人参; often written with kana only)
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サン (read as ざん) : 4 words FIND ALL
newcomer; tyro
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シン : 3 words FIND ALL
noun
Chinese "Three Stars" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)  (see also: 二十八宿, 白虎; astronomy, etc. term)
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まい : 29 words FIND ALL
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to go; to come; to call  (humble; often written with kana only)
2. to be defeated; to collapse; to die
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まい (read as まいり) : 1 word FIND ALL
first shrine visit of the New Year  (see also: 初詣)
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Henshall: 517 (originally: 490)  Joy o' Kanji : 490  Key to Kanji: 395 

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サン   まい to visit, go, come   
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ダイ   タイ   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-    
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
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ム   private
fur, bristles, beard   
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Search results include information from a variety of sources, including Kanshudo (kanji mnemonics, kanji readings, kanji components, vocab and name frequency data, grammar points), JMdict (vocabulary), Tatoeba (examples), Enamdict (names), KanjiVG (kanji animations and stroke order), and Joy o' Kanji (kanji and radical synopses). Translations provided by Google's Neural Machine Translation engine. For more information see credits.
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