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Components

朱 means 'scarlet'

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Strokes : 6    Frequency: 1539   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 11    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 36 words   Used in 45 words   Used in 587 names   Component in 17 kanji (3 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
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   シュ
Kun    あけ vermilion, cinnabar, scarlet, red, bloody
Name    あ   あか   あき   す
⿻  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
noun
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
noun
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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Henshall: 1346  Joy o' Kanji : 1346  Key to Kanji:

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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   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
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stick   
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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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