吹 means 'blow'

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Strokes : 7    Frequency: 917   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-19    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 33    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 77 words   Used in 145 words   Used in 471 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   to blow
Name    ふき
⿰   mouth   lack  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 吹 is used 5 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 吹 is used 133 times, read 2 ways (with 3 variations).
スイ : 11 words FIND ALL
playing wind instruments
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Most common form: ふく
'ku' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to blow (of the wind)​
'ku' godan verb, transitive verb
2. to blow (one's breath); to breathe out; to blow on (hot tea, candles, etc.); to puff​
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(read as ぶ) : 4 words FIND ALL
'ku' godan verb, intransitive verb
to splash; to spray  (often written with kana only)
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ふき: 17 words. FIND ALL
flute player
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ぶき: 10 words. FIND ALL
1. kerria (Kerria japonica); Japanese yellow rose
2. bright golden yellow  (see also: 山吹色; abbreviation)
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An additional 12 less common words include 吹 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1452  Joy o' Kanji : 1452  Key to Kanji: 582 

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スイ   ふ to blow   
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ケツ   か to lack   かける to be lacking   
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ジン   ニン   ひと person   
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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