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挫 means 'broken'

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Strokes : 10    Frequency: 2211   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-42    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 10 words   Used in 15 words   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ザ
On   
Kun    くじける to be disheartened   くじ
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Through copious book titles you'll see how the Japanese speak of experiencing setbacks and going on to succeed. Find out how to say, "I lost my nerve," "Repeated failures crushed his ambition," and "Don't be discouraged if you fail." Also learn to talk about demoralizing opponents and thwarting plans, as well as sprains, bruises, and "crush injury" (first identified in Japan).
⿰   () hand   sit  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 挫 is used 2 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 挫 is used 15 times, read 2 ways.
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sprain
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'ku' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to sprain; to twist  (often written with kana only)
2. to dampen (enthusiasm); to discourage; to dishearten; to dispirit; to depress; to unnerve; to crush  (often written with kana only)
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Henshall: Joy o' Kanji : 2014  Key to Kanji:

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ザ    broken   
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ザ   すわ to sit   
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ジン   ニン   ひと person   
ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
hand
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