憎 means 'hate'

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Strokes : 14    Frequency: 1419   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-18    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 52    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 20 words   Used in 33 words   Used in 1 name   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   にく to hate   にくしみ hatred   にく   にくらしい odious, hateful
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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.
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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.
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にく : 22 words FIND ALL
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An additional 5 less common words include 憎 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
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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ソウ   ゾ   formerly
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デン   た rice field   
ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
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