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宰 means 'superintend'

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Strokes : 10    Frequency: 1791   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 14    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 3 words   Used in 13 words   Used in 86 names   Component in 2 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   サイ
Name    ただ
From the head of the haiku society to Prime Minister Abe, 宰 enables you to talk about the person in charge. By reading about 宰 in this essay, you'll also learn about an ancient, powerful organization that shaped Japanese culture, a great man who ran Japan after the war, and a fascinating writer whose personal life was such a mess that it'll make you feel good about yours!
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 宰
⿱   roof   spicy  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 宰 is used 3 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 宰 is used 11 times, read 1 way (with 1 variation).
サイ : 10 words FIND ALL
noun
prime minister
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サイ (read as ざい) : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
dazaifu (under the ritsuryo system, governmental office with jurisdiction over Kyushu, Iki and Tsushima)  (see also: 律令制)
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Henshall: 1288  Joy o' Kanji : 1288  Key to Kanji:

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サイ    superintend   
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シン   から spicy   
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リツ   リュウ   た to stand   たてる to build   
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ジュウ   ジッ   と    とお ten   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
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stick   
roof   
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Search results include information from a variety of sources, including Kanshudo (kanji mnemonics, kanji readings, kanji components, vocab and name frequency data, grammar points), JMdict (vocabulary), Tatoeba (examples), Enamdict (names), KanjiVG (kanji animations and stroke order), and Joy o' Kanji (kanji and radical synopses). Translations provided by Google's Neural Machine Translation engine. For more information see credits.
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