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杉 means 'cedar'

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Strokes : 7    Frequency: 1035   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 5    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 15 words   Used in 34 words   Used in 1233 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
Kun
   すぎ cedar
On    サン
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.
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 杉
⿰   tree   fur  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 杉 is used 2 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 杉 is used 32 times, read 2 ways.
サン : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
old cryptomeria  (archaic)
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すぎ : 31 words FIND ALL
noun
Japanese cedar (Cryptomeria japonica)
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2
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Henshall: 1467  Joy o' Kanji : 1467  Key to Kanji:

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すぎ cedar   
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5
fur, bristles, beard   
モク   ボク   き    こ- tree   
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1
ダイ   タイ   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-    
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1
イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
1
ジン   ニン   ひと man   
1
stick   
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