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始 means 'begin'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 303   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Study set: 2-6    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 11    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 38 words   Used in 147 words   Used in 105 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
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   シ
Kun
   はじめる to begin, to start (something)   はじまる to begin, to commence
Name    もと
⿰   woman; female   pedestal; platform  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 始 is used 13 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 始 is used 143 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
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start; commencement; beginning; initiation
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はじめる : 56 words FIND ALL
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to start; to begin; to commence; to initiate; to originate
2. to open (e.g. a store); to start up; to establish (business. etc.)
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はじめる (read as ぱじ) : 1 word FIND ALL
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to begin
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Henshall: 304 (originally: 288)  Joy o' Kanji : 288  Key to Kanji: 410 

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シ   はじめる to begin, to start (something)   はじまる to begin, to commence   
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ジョ   ニョ   ニョウ   woman; female   おんな woman   め woman   
ダイ   タイ    pedestal   
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ム   private
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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