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照 means 'shine'

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Strokes : 13    Frequency: 889   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-10    Grade: 4   Intermediate lesson: 44    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 66 words   Used in 188 words   Used in 680 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ショウ
Kun
   to shine   らす to illuminate   れる to be shy, to be embarrassed
Name    あき   てる
⿱   bright   () fire  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 照 is used 5 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 照 is used 184 times, read 2 ways (with 4 variations).
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ショウ : 144 words FIND ALL
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reference; bibliographical reference; consultation; browsing (e.g. when selecting a file to upload on a computer); checking out
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ショウ (read as じょう) : 1 word FIND ALL
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noun
Mahavairocana (esp. in esoteric Buddhism)  (see also: 大日如来; Buddhist term)
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to shine on; to illuminate
2. to compare (with); to refer to
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(read as で) : 4 words FIND ALL
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Most common form:
noun
dry weather; drought
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(read as てり) : 1 word FIND ALL
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noun
type of theater which combines elements of noh, kyogen, and kabuki with dances and popular songs (theatre)
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でり: 1 word. FIND ALL
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sultry weather; slightly overcast, windless, hot and muggy weather
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Henshall: 541 (originally: 510)  Joy o' Kanji : 510  Key to Kanji: 538 

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ショウ   て to shine   てらす to illuminate   てれる to be shy, to be embarrassed   
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ショウ    bright, clear   
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ショウ   め to summon   
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トウ   かたな sword   
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
fire
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