猫 means 'cat'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 1227   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-21    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 34    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 57 words   Used in 127 words   Used in 134 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   ねこ cat
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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.
⿰   () dog   seedling  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 猫 is used 3 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 猫 is used 117 times, read 2 ways.
ビョウ : 9 words FIND ALL
pet cat
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ねこ : 108 words FIND ALL
Most common form: ねこ
1. cat
2. shamisen
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An additional 11 less common words include 猫 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
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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デン   た rice field   
ケン   いぬ dog   
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