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猫 means 'cat'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 1227   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Challenge set: 8    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 34    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 51 words   Used in 127 words   Used in 134 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ビョウ
Kun
   ねこ cat
  
The cat is omnipresent in Japan, appearing in nearly every house in olden times and in cat cafes today. Having inspired scads of charming expressions, as well as Hello Kitty and beckoning porcelain figurines, cats have also stimulated the imaginations of creative types from Kuniyoshi to Soseki and Haruki Murakami. Find out why Japanese people have such deep affection for cats.
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 猫
⿰   () dog   seedling  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 猫 is used 1 time, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 猫 is used 117 times, read 2 ways.
ビョウ : 9 words FIND ALL
noun
pet cat
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ねこ : 108 words FIND ALL
noun
1. cat
2. shamisen
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Henshall: 1742  Joy o' Kanji : 1742  Key to Kanji:

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ビョウ   ねこ cat   
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ビョウ   なわ-    なえ seedling   
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5
grass   
デン   た rice field   
2
ケン   いぬ dog   
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