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増 means 'increase'

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Strokes : 14    Frequency: 460   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-12    Grade: 5   Intermediate lesson: 25    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 85 words   Used in 176 words   Used in 553 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ゾウ
Kun
   to increase/grow   える to increase/multiply   やす to increase/augment
Kun   
Name    まし   ます
  
⿰   ground; earth   formerly  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 増 is used 15 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 増 is used 176 times, read 3 ways (with 2 variations).
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ゾウ : 120 words FIND ALL
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increase; increment; addition  (opposite: 減少)
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Most common form: ます
'su' godan verb, intransitive verb, transitive verb
to increase; to grow
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える : 8 words FIND ALL
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
to increase; to multiply
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(read as まし) : 7 words FIND ALL
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premium; bonus; extra wages; (after a number) tenths increase
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(read as ます) : 1 word FIND ALL
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Most common form: ますます
increasingly; more and more; decreasingly (when declining); less and less  (often written with kana only)
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An additional ふ.やす less common words include 増 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 763 (originally: 741)  Joy o' Kanji : 741  Key to Kanji: 668 

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ゾウ   ま to increase/grow   ふえる to increase/multiply   ふやす to increase/augment   
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ソウ   ゾ   formerly
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デン   た rice field   
ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
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