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洗 means 'wash'

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Strokes : 9    Frequency: 1028   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-20    Grade: 6   Intermediate lesson: 33    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 77 words   Used in 141 words   Used in 160 names   Component in 1 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   セン
Kun
   あら to wash
Name    あらい   らい
⿰   () water   ahead  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 洗 is used 7 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 洗 is used 134 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
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セン : 78 words FIND ALL
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washing; laundry
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あら : 54 words FIND ALL
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'u' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to wash
2. to investigate
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あらい: 2 words. FIND ALL
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noun
freshly washed hair
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Henshall: 927 (originally: 916)  Joy o' Kanji : 916  Key to Kanji: 636 

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セン   あら to wash   
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スイ   みず water   
セン   さき ahead   
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whereupon by the ground
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katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from
ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
legs
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