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妻 means 'wife'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 531   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-13    Grade: 5   Intermediate lesson: 27    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 21 words   Used in 88 words   Used in 339 names   Component in 9 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   サイ
Kun
   つま wife
Name    ずま   め
⿱  ⿻   one   slashed yo   woman; female  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 妻 is used 5 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
Across all words in Japanese, 妻 is used 86 times, read 2 ways (with 3 variations).
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サイ : 45 words FIND ALL
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noun
man and wife; married couple
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つま : 15 words FIND ALL
2
Most common form:
noun
1. wife  (this meaning is restricted to form 妻)
2. my dear; dear; honey  (archaic; this meaning is restricted to form 妻, 夫)
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つま (read as づま) : 15 words FIND ALL
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noun
1. married woman
2. another's wife
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め: 4 words. FIND ALL
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Most common form: 女神
noun
goddess; female deity  (see also: 男神)
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ずま: 7 words. FIND ALL
0
noun
lightning; flash of lightning; lightning bolt
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Henshall: 708 (originally: 681)  Joy o' Kanji : 681  Key to Kanji: 367 

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サイ   つま wife   
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ジョ   ニョ   ニョウ   woman; female   おんな woman   め woman   
イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
slashed yo
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yo; yell
stick   
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