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梅 means 'plum tree'

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Strokes : 10    Frequency: 1147   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-13    Grade: 4   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 38 words   Used in 86 words   Used in 1105 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
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   バイ
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   うめ plum tree
  
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See how Japanese apricots (ume) relate to the rainy season, the new year, haiku, Osaka, a god sleeping in poisonous ume pits, shochu, senbei, syphilis, pine and bamboo, and childbirth. See how ume blossoms have inspired paintings, sweets, and color terms. Also read about ume-related pickles, a manly candy, flying ume, and shrines with connections to ume.
⿰   tree   every, each  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 梅 is used 4 times, read 2 ways. 1 word uses a non-standard reading.
Across all words in Japanese, 梅 is used 67 times, read 2 ways. 1 word uses a non-standard reading.
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バイ : 43 words FIND ALL
4 3
noun
1. pine, bamboo and plum (together an auspicious grouping)
2. high, middle and low (ranking); top, middle and bottom; upper, medium, lower; first, second and third (class)  (from 松 down to 梅)
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うめ : 23 words FIND ALL
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noun
1. Japanese apricot (Prunus mume); Chinese plum
2. lowest (of a three-tier ranking system)
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noun
1. rainy season (in Japan from early June to mid-July)
2. rain during the rainy season
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Henshall: 592 (originally: 1689)  Joy o' Kanji : 1689  Key to Kanji: 858 

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バイ   うめ plum tree   
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マイ   every, each
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
ボ   はは mother   
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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