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星 means 'star'

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Strokes : 9    Frequency: 670   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-6    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 40    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 72 words   Used in 351 words   Used in 1216 names   Component in 10 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
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   セイ   ショウ
Kun
   ほし star
Kun    -ぼし
⿱   sun; day   life  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 星 is used 11 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 星 is used 336 times, read 3 ways (with 2 variations).
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セイ : 236 words FIND ALL
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satellite
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ショウ (read as じょう) : 4 words FIND ALL
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noun
1. morning star; Venus  (see also: 金星)
2. preeminent person (within their own field); star (of the stage, silver screen, etc.)
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ショウ : 1 word FIND ALL
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noun
jack-in-the-pulpit; cobra lily (plant of genus Arisaema)  (often written with kana only)
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ほし : 45 words FIND ALL
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noun
1. star; any light-emitting (or reflecting) heavenly body (except for the sun and the moon)
2. offender; perpetrator  (esp. ホシ; slang)
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ほし (read as ぼし) : 50 words FIND ALL
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noun
1. shooting star; falling star; meteor  (see also: 流星; astronomy, etc. term)
2. star (white patch on the forehead of a horse)  (see also: 星月)
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Henshall: 171 (originally: 154)  Joy o' Kanji : 154  Key to Kanji: 597 

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セイ   ショウ   ほし star   
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セイ   ショウ    life   なま raw   いかす to enliven   いきる to live   いける to arrange flowers   うまれる to be born   う to give birth to   き pure, undiluted   お to grow, to sprout   はえる to grow, to sprout   はやす to grow, cultivate   
ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
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