朱 means 'scarlet'

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Strokes : 6    Frequency: 1539   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-24    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 39 words   Used in 54 words   Used in 587 names   Component in 17 kanji (3 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
Kun    あけ vermilion, cinnabar, scarlet, red, bloody
Name    あ   あか   あき   す
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See how 朱 connects to red writing and learn to say, "The editor used red to correct the misused kanji" and "The envelope said 'express delivery' in red." Discover what "Anything that touches vermilion will turn red" means. Find out about red seal stamps, a red-lacquered gate, and the red-faced bird of Sado. Learn to say that a sunset "dyes" the sky red and "He went red in the face with rage."
⿻  𠂉 () man   tree  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 朱 is used 2 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 朱 is used 40 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
シュ : 33 words FIND ALL
thick red ink (used for signature seals); red ink pad; vermillion ink; cinnabar ink
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あけ : 2 words FIND ALL
expression, 'ru' godan verb
to welter in blood; to be covered in blood
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す: 2 words. FIND ALL
1. Vermilion Bird (god said to rule over the southern heavens)  (see also: 四神)
2. seven mansions (Chinese constellations) of the southern heavens  (see also: 二十八宿; astronomy, etc. term)
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あか: 3 words. FIND ALL
expression, 'ku' godan verb
to miniate; to paint red
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An additional 失 less common words include 朱 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
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シュ    scarlet   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
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   
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