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採 means 'take on'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 1012   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-13    Grade: 5   Intermediate lesson: 47    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 53 words   Used in 76 words   Used in 41 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   サイ
Kun
   to take on, adopt, employ
⿰   () hand   die; dice  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 採 is used 9 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 採 is used 76 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
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サイ : 65 words FIND ALL
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1. use; adoption; acceptance
2. appointment; employment; engagement; recruitment
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Most common form: とる
'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to adopt (measure, proposal)
2. to pick (e.g. fruit); to catch (e.g. insects); to take (e.g. a sample)
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(read as とり) : 1 word FIND ALL
Most common form: 木の葉採り月
noun
fourth lunar month  (see also: 卯月)
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Henshall: 709 (originally: 682)  Joy o' Kanji : 682  Key to Kanji: 369 

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サイ   と to take on, adopt, employ   
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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   
hand
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