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姉 means 'elder sister'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 998   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Study set: 2-9    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 15    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 30 words   Used in 67 words   Used in 101 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   シ
Kun
   あね elder sister
Kun    はは
⿰   woman; female   market  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 姉 is used 4 times, read 2 ways. 2 words use a non-standard reading.
Across all words in Japanese, 姉 is used 44 times, read 2 ways. 2 words use a non-standard reading.
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シ : 23 words FIND ALL
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noun
sisters
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あね : 19 words FIND ALL
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Most common form:
noun
older sister; elder sister  (humble)
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Part of a non-standard reading: 2 words. FIND ALL
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noun
1. elder sister  (usu. 姉さん; honorific)
2. (vocative) young lady
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Henshall: 146 (originally: 498)  Joy o' Kanji : 498  Key to Kanji:

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シ   あね elder sister   
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ジョ   ニョ   ニョウ   woman; female   おんな woman   め woman   
シ   いち market   
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キン   turban; cloth
lid
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