Components

又 means 'again'

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Strokes : 2    Radical number: 29    Frequency: 1187   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-14    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 30 words   Used in 43 words   Used in 735 names   Component in 507 kanji (97 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
Kun
   また again
On    ユウ
Kun    またの-
Name    やす
  
A Joy o' Kanji essay is available for 又 - click the badge to download
Though 又 looks simple and has just one Joyo yomi, it's not so straightforward, as it can mean opposite things: "and" and "or." Mostly, it means "again," which also seems simple, but emotionally it's not. When things happen repeatedly, we have strong feelings, as we see in songs such as "When Will I See You Again?" or "I'll Never Love This Way Again." Because people often sing about repeating patterns in life, and because songs are inherently cyclical, I've found musical pairings for each nuance of 'again," much as a sommelier finds wine to accompany any given dish. You'll be tapping your toes and singing along as you read! You'll also learn about 又 as a radical.
Essay 1835 on 又 (again; 'again' radical) tells you all about the radical that appears in the familiar kanji (friend), (take), and (receive).
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 又 is used 2 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 又 is used 39 times, read 1 way.
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unique; matchless; unparalleled; unparallelled; never again  (often written with kana only)
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Henshall: 1835  Joy o' Kanji : 1835  Key to Kanji: 985 

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