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寿 means 'longevity'

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Strokes : 7    Frequency: 1097   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-14    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 48    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 24 words   Used in 86 words   Used in 2068 names   Component in 10 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   ジュ   ス
   ことぶき longevity
On    シュウ
Kun    ことぶ   ことほ
Name    かず   じ   じゅう   すっ   すみ   とし   としかつ   なが   のぶ   のり   ひさ   ひさし   やす
⿸  𡗗 three men   inch  
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 (寿) longevity  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 寿 is used 5 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 寿 is used 84 times, read 6 ways (with 1 variation).
Note: kanji quick view shows the most useful word for each reading which is also the most common variant, and in the 10,000 most useful words in Japanese. Words shown here draw from all words in Japanese and include less common forms.
ジュ : 48 words FIND ALL
life span
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ス (read as ず) : 15 words FIND ALL
nigirizushi; hand-formed sushi with a topping of seafood, etc.  (food term)
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ス : 14 words FIND ALL
2 1
sushi; anything made with vinegared rice (may also contain vegetables, spices, fish, or other delicacies)  (see also: 巻き寿司; food term)
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シュウ (read as じゅう) : 1 word FIND ALL
central pavilion (of Heian Palace)  (see also: 十七殿)
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ことぶき : 4 words FIND ALL
1. congratulations; felicitations; best wishes
2. longevity; long life
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ことぶ : 1 word FIND ALL
'ku' godan verb, transitive verb
to congratulate; to wish one well
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ことほ : 1 word FIND ALL
'gu' godan verb, transitive verb
to congratulate; to wish one well
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Henshall: 1351  Joy o' Kanji : 1351  Key to Kanji:

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ジュ   ス   ことぶき longevity   
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three men
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サン   み    みっ three   
ジン   ニン   ひと person   
スン   inch
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