杯 means 'cup'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 1121   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Challenge set: 8    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
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)!
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 杯
⿰   tree   not  
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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
さかずき : 9 words FIND ALL
sake cup; cup for alcoholic beverages
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Henshall: 1685  Joy o' Kanji : 1685  Key to Kanji:

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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 man   
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