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憎 means 'hate'

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Strokes : 14    Frequency: 1419   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Challenge set: 7    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 52    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 17 words   Used in 33 words   Used in 1 name   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ゾウ
Kun
   にく to hate   にくしみ hatred   にく   にくらしい odious, hateful
憎  
It's important to know if others hate you. It's even more crucial to recognize that someone is using 憎 ironically to say that you're cute or amazing. Find out when the Japanese avoid mentioning hatred and when they're surprisingly direct. See which book titles contain 憎, including one about tsunami victims who simply can't hate the sea. And enjoy a folktale about love gone horribly awry.
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 憎
⿰   () heart   formerly  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 憎 is used 7 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 憎 is used 28 times, read 2 ways.
ゾウ : 6 words FIND ALL
love and hate; likes and dislikes
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5
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にく : 22 words FIND ALL
noun
hatred
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Henshall: 1532  Joy o' Kanji : 1532  Key to Kanji:

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ゾウ   にく to hate   にくしみ hatred   にく    にくらしい odious, hateful   
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4
シン   こころ heart   
ソウ   ゾ   formerly
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5
eight
デン   た rice field   
2
ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
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