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擦 means 'chafe'

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Strokes : 17    Frequency: 1795   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 14    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 48 words   Used in 94 words   Used in 5 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   サツ
Kun
   to chafe, rub   れる to wear out, to be rubbed
Kun    こす to rub   こすれる to be rubbed   -ず
⿰   () hand   surmise  
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 chafe  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 擦 is used 6 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
Across all words in Japanese, 擦 is used 85 times, read 3 ways (with 3 variations).
サツ : 25 words FIND ALL
friction; rubbing; rubdown; chafe
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サツ (read as さっ) : 5 words FIND ALL
noun
abrasion; scratch
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: 30 words FIND ALL
'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to rub; to chafe; to strike (match); to file; to frost (glass)
2. to lose (e.g. a match); to forfeit; to squander one's money (e.g. through gambling, Pachinko, etc.)
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(read as ず) : 15 words FIND ALL
noun
shoe sore; foot blister (caused by shoes)
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こす : 8 words FIND ALL
noun
rubbing; scrubbing; scraping
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(read as すり) : 2 words FIND ALL
noun
1. fire alarm ringing continuously to warn that a fire is extremely near  (see also: 擦り半鐘)
2. sound as produced by this alarm
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Henshall: 1306  Joy o' Kanji : 1306  Key to Kanji:

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サツ   す to chafe, rub   すれる to wear out, to be rubbed   
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サツ    surmise, inspect   
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サイ   まつ festival   まつ to deify, enshrine   
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ジ   シ   しめ to show   
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ニ   ふた    ふた two   
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ショウ   こ-    お-    ちいさい small   
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ニク body part   
また again   
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roof   
シュ   て hand   
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Search results include information from a variety of sources, including Kanshudo (kanji mnemonics, kanji readings, kanji components, vocab and name frequency data, grammar points), JMdict (vocabulary), Tatoeba (examples), Enamdict (names), KanjiVG (kanji animations and stroke order), and Joy o' Kanji (kanji and radical synopses). Translations provided by Google's Neural Machine Translation engine. For more information see credits.
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