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最 means 'most'

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Strokes : 12    Frequency: 101   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-2    Grade: 4   Intermediate lesson: 15    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 272 words   Used in 312 words   Used in 157 names   Component in 5 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   サイ
Kun
   もっと most
On    シュ
Kun    つま
Name   
⿱   sun; day   take  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 最 is used 24 times, read 2 ways. 1 word uses a non-standard reading.
Across all words in Japanese, 最 is used 309 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation). 1 word uses a non-standard reading.
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0
'no' adjective, adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
most recent; these days; right now; recently; nowadays
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most; extremely
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noun
wafer cake filled with bean jam
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nearest; neighbouring; neighboring; nearby
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Henshall: 510 (originally: 484)  Joy o' Kanji : 484  Key to Kanji: 366 

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サイ   もっと most   
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シュ   と to take   
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ジ   みみ ear   
また again   
ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
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