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巣 means 'nest'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 1683   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-28    Grade: 4   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 19 words   Used in 63 words   Used in 306 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ソウ
Kun
   a nest
Kun   くう
  
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Nests—they’re not just for the birds. Spiders, bees, and even dragons live in homes symbolized by 巣. Humans, too, inhabit “nests” until they leave their parents’ home (a move expressed with 巣). Find out about nest-building agreements between crows and people. Learn to discuss feelings strongly rooted in the heart. And see why 巣 is embroiled in a radical controversy.
⿱   () small   result; fruit; bear fruit  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 巣 is used 8 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 巣 is used 56 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
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ソウ : 26 words FIND ALL
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ovary
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す : 29 words FIND ALL
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noun
1. nest; rookery; breeding place; hive
2. den
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す (read as ず) : 1 word FIND ALL
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noun
swift's nest (used to make bird's nest soup); edible bird's nest  (see also: ツバメの巣; obscure term)
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Henshall: 560 (originally: 1521)  Joy o' Kanji : 1521  Key to Kanji: 658 

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ソウ   す a nest   
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カ    result   はたす to carry out   は end, extremity   はてる to come to an end   
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デン   た rice field   
モク   ボク   き    こ- tree   
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ダイ   タイ   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-    
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ジン   ニン   ひと person   
stick   
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