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彩 means 'to color'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 1357   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-19    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 13 words   Used in 52 words   Used in 1051 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   サイ
Kun
   いろど to color, to paint
Name    あや   さ   さえ   つや
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Knowing 彩, you can discuss color in artwork, saying things like “Using watercolors, he made strokes with an almost vertical brush.” Aside from art contexts, 彩 helps you talk about brilliance and vividness, saying, for instance, “The newcomer’s work is remarkably brilliant,” “He seems really depressed and lifeless today,” and “He has stood out since his school days.“
⿰   die; dice   fur  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 彩 is used 3 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 彩 is used 50 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
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noun
colour; color; hue; tints
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いろど : 3 words FIND ALL
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Most common form: 色取る
'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to colour; to color; to paint
2. to apply make-up
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あや: 1 word. FIND ALL
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Most common form: 操す
'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to decorate with many bright colours (colors); to create a beautiful variegated pattern  (this meaning is restricted to form 彩なす, 綾なす)
2. to manipulate skillfully
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Henshall: 1290  Joy o' Kanji : 1290  Key to Kanji:

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サイ   いろど to color, to paint   
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fur, bristles, beard   
サイ    die, dice   
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つめ claw; fingernail   
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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