杯 means 'cup'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 1121   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-21    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 34    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 9 words   Used in 63 words   Used in 12 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   さかずき cup, goblet
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If you invite someone out for drinks, use saké cups, make a toast, and count how many drinks you've had, 杯 will come in very handy. And if you drink till you're tipsy and full in a cheap drinking spot filled with people, you'll need 杯 four more times. As if this kanji weren't useful enough, you can also use it when counting octopi (which you might do after enough drinks)!
The essay is also included in the following Thematic Bundles
Steeped in Saké
酌 升 斗 杯
Just one kanji in this bundle includes a "saké" radical (oddly enough!), but saké flows liberally through all four essays, which collectively soak you in Japanese drinking culture. They showcase containers of alcohol, from tiny "choko" cups and wooden "masu" boxes to barrels of saké, and ways of measuring these liquids. The essays focus on the role of alcohol in celebrations (especially at the new year) and in rituals to honor the dead. Japanese expectations around drinking become clear, including the importance of refilling another person's glass and even the ritual of exchanging cups. Kanpai!
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 杯 is used 6 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 杯 is used 58 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
ハイ (read as ぱい) : 26 words FIND ALL
1. toast; drink (in celebration or in honor of something)
2. drinking one's glass dry
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ハイ : 20 words FIND ALL
1. sake cup; cup for alcoholic beverages  (this meaning is restricted to reading はい)
suffix, counter
2. counter for cupfuls
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ハイ (read as ばい) : 3 words FIND ALL
three cups of sake which latecomers to a party are made to drink
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さかずき : 9 words FIND ALL
0 4 3
Most common form:
sake cup; cup for alcoholic beverages
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An additional 5 less common words include 杯 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1685  Joy o' Kanji : 1685  Key to Kanji:

Cascading kanji view

ハイ   さかずき cup, goblet   
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フ   ブ    not   
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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