比 means 'compare'

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Strokes : 4    Radical number: 81    Frequency: 585   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-4    Grade: 5   Intermediate lesson: 38    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 89 words   Used in 209 words   Used in 1286 names   Component in 108 kanji (11 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   くらべる to compare
Name    い   ぴっ
Find out how the radical in 比 relates to the katakana ヒ and to two other radicals.
⿰   spoon   spoon  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 比 is used 8 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 比 is used 189 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
ヒ : 157 words FIND ALL
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ヒ (read as び) : 10 words FIND ALL
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Ebisu; god of fishing and commerce  (see also: 七福神)
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ヒ (read as ぴ) : 5 words FIND ALL
inverse proportion
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くらべる : 17 words FIND ALL
ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to compare; to make a comparison  (see also: 見比べる)
2. to compete; to vie  (see also: 力比べ)
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An additional 19 less common words include 比 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 792 (originally: 771)  Joy o' Kanji : 771  Key to Kanji: 885 

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