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染 means 'stain'

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Strokes : 9    Frequency: 863   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-7    Grade: 6   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 53 words   Used in 235 words   Used in 227 names   Component in 1 kanji (0 Jōyō)
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   セン
Kun
   stain   みる to soak in   める to dye   まる to be dyed
Kun    -ぞ   -ぞめ   -じみる   -しめる
Name    そめ
⿱  氿 nine lots of water   tree  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 染 is used 12 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 染 is used 223 times, read 5 ways (with 5 variations).
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セン : 121 words FIND ALL
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pollution; contamination  (see also: 公害)
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セン (read as ぜん) : 3 words FIND ALL
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noun
1. being drawn to something one loves; amorous passion  (Buddhist term)
2. Ragaraja (esoteric school deity of love)  (see also: 愛染明王; abbreviation)
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める : 29 words FIND ALL
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
to dye; to colour; to color
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める (read as ぞ) : 17 words FIND ALL
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noun
indigo dye
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Most common form: シミ
noun
1. stain; spot; smudge; blot; smear; blotch  (often written with kana only)
2. spot (on one's skin, e.g. chloasma, liver spot); blemish; discoloration; freckle  (see also: 肝斑; esp. シミ; often written with kana only)
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(read as じ) : 16 words FIND ALL
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noun
intimacy; friendship; familiarity
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-ぞめ (read as ぞめ) : 11 words FIND ALL
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noun
stencil dyeing
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める (read as そめ) : 7 words FIND ALL
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
to dye
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-じみる (read as じみ) : 1 word FIND ALL
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noun
acquaintance; friend; familiar face
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(read as しみ) : 1 word FIND ALL
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'ku' godan verb, intransitive verb
to be indelibly stained or ingrained; to be dyed in deeply
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Henshall: 928 (originally: 917)  Joy o' Kanji : 917  Key to Kanji: 637 

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セン   し stain   しみる to soak in   そめる to dye   そまる to be dyed   
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氿
nine lots of water
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ク   キュウ   ここの nine   
スイ   みず water   
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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