爽 means 'refreshing'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 2112   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-40    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 5 words   Used in 11 words   Used in 187 names   Component in 1 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   さわやか refreshing
Kun    たがう   あきらか
A rare kanji exists combining four crossed swords, (sparse)
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Learn to mention lactic acid bacteria in ads for alcohol as a way of making a drink sound refreshing! Of course, as many sample sentences and ads in this essay reflect, the Japanese also refer to sleep, cooling drinks, autumn weather, breezes, certain pills, shampoo, flowers, and (surprisingly) music as refreshing. Oh, and cigarettes, coffee, and (did I mention?) bacteria!
⿻   big  ⿰   divination   divination  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 爽 is used 2 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 爽 is used 10 times, read 2 ways.
ソウ : 8 words FIND ALL
refreshing; exhilarating
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さわやか : 2 words FIND ALL
Most common form: さわやか
1. fresh; refreshing; invigorating  (often written with kana only)
2. clear (e.g. voice); fluent; eloquent  (often written with kana only)
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An additional 傘 less common words include 爽 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: Joy o' Kanji : 2053  Key to Kanji:

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ソウ   さわやか refreshing   
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crossed swords
crossed swords
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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