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杉 means 'cedar'

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Strokes : 7    Frequency: 1035   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-10    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 15 words   Used in 34 words   Used in 1233 names   Component in 1 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
Kun
   すぎ cedar
On    サン
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Native to Japan, this towering tree lives 500 years - and more than two millennia on one island! Living cedars may be seen as sacred, receiving attention even from the emperor. Meanwhile, felled cedars turn into everything from soy sauce barrels to "magewappa." Discover unexpected relationships between cedar and saké, as well as between postwar reconstruction and pollenosis.
⿰   tree   fur  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 杉 is used 1 time, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 杉 is used 32 times, read 2 ways.
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noun
old cryptomeria  (archaic)
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すぎ : 31 words FIND ALL
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Most common form: スギ
noun
Japanese cedar (Cryptomeria japonica)
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すぎ cedar   
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fur, bristles, beard   
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   
stick   
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