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猿 means 'monkey'

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Strokes : 13    Frequency: 1655   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-28    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 43 words   Used in 137 words   Used in 372 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   エン
Kun
   さる monkey
Name    さ   さわ   ざる   まし
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In Japanese words and expressions, the monkey alternately comes off as badly behaved, wise, foolish, cunning, imitative, and uncontrolled in its passions. The interpretations of this creature's mind shift as quickly as a monkey jumping from branch to branch. Find out the Japanese equivalents of "fighting like cats and dogs," "monkey mind," and "Curious George." Also learn about the world-famous monkeys who see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil.
⿰   () dog   long kimono  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 猿 is used 4 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 猿 is used 122 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
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エン : 31 words FIND ALL
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loggerheads; like cats and dogs; relationship of dogs and monkeys
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さる : 33 words FIND ALL
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noun
1. monkey (esp. the Japanese macaque, Macaca fuscata); ape; non-human primate  (see also: ニホンザル; often written with kana only)
2. sly person  (derogatory)
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さる (read as ざる) : 48 words FIND ALL
noun
small monkey; infant monkey
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まし: 10 words. FIND ALL
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noun
monkey (esp. the Japanese macaque, Macaca fuscata); ape; non-human primate
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エン   さる monkey   
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ケン   いぬ dog   
long kimono
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イ   ころも    きぬ clothes   
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
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