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生 means 'life'

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Strokes : 5    Radical number: 100    Frequency: 15   JLPT: N5    Usefulness: 1    Challenge set: 1    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 1    Beginner lesson: 4   Begins 561 words   Used in 1514 words   Used in 4372 names   Component in 48 kanji (7 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   セイ   ショウ
Kun
   なま raw   かす to enliven   きる to live   ける to arrange flowers   まれる to be born    to give birth to    pure, undiluted    to grow, to sprout   える to grow, to sprout   やす to grow, cultivate
Kun    うまれ   うまれ   な   な   む   -う
Name    あさ   いき   いく   いけ   うぶ   うまい   え   おい   ぎゅう   くるみ   ごせ   さ   じょう   すぎ   そ   そう   ちる   なば   にう   にゅう   ふ   み   もう   よい   りゅう
Could be considered to be composed of 𠂉 and . However, both components are less common than this kanji itself.
⿻  𠂉 () man   ground; earth  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 生 is used 86 times, read 9 ways (with 3 variations). 1 words use a non-standard reading.
Across all words in Japanese, 生 is used 1470 times, read 12 ways (with 13 variations). 2 words use a non-standard reading.
セイ : 1023 words FIND ALL
noun
(human) life (i.e. conception to death)
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ショウ : 93 words FIND ALL
adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi), 'no' adjective
1. whole life; a lifetime; all through life; one existence; a generation; an age; the whole world; the era
2. (the only, the greatest, etc.) of one's life
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2
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ショウ (read as じょう) : 46 words FIND ALL
birth; creation; formation
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セイ (read as ぜい) : 3 words FIND ALL
'no' adjective, adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
usual; ordinary
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なま : 102 words FIND ALL
'no' adjective, 'na' adjective, noun, noun (prefix)
1. raw; uncooked; fresh
2. natural; as it is; unedited; unprocessed
(click the word to view an additional 9 meanings, examples and links)
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き : 21 words FIND ALL
noun
1. cloth; fabric; material; texture
2. one's true character
(click the word to view an additional 2 meanings and 2 forms, examples and links)
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かす : 72 words FIND ALL
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1. to live; to exist
2. to make a living; to subsist
(click the word to view an additional 3 meanings and 2 forms, examples and links)
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まれる : 35 words FIND ALL
noun
1. birth; birthplace
noun (suffix), 'no' adjective
2. born in (country, month, imperial era, zodiac year, etc.)
(click the word to view an additional 2 forms, examples and links)
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える : 17 words FIND ALL
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1. to grow; to spring up; to sprout
2. to cut (teeth)
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: 13 words FIND ALL
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
to bear fruit  (often written with kana only)
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: 6 words FIND ALL
noun
1. growth; development
2. one's early life; upbringing; personal history
(click the word to view an additional 3 forms, examples and links)
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'su' godan verb, intransitive verb
to grow (of moss, etc.)
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ける (read as いけ) : 4 words FIND ALL
noun
sacrifice; scapegoat
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える (read as ば) : 3 words FIND ALL
noun
underbrush; undergrowth
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きる (read as いき) : 3 words FIND ALL
noun
slicing a fish and presenting it at table in its original form; slices of fresh raw fish arranged to look lifelike  (see also: 活け造り)
(click the word to view an additional 4 forms, examples and links)
8
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(read as なり) : 2 words FIND ALL
noun
1. great collection (of things); cluster; bunch
2. bottle gourd  (see also: 千成り瓢箪; abbreviation)
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まれる (read as うまれ) : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
birthday  (see also: 誕生日)
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き (read as きっ) : 1 word FIND ALL
pure; genuine; natural-born
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そう: 1 word. FIND ALL
noun
Aso Faction (of the LDP)
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よい: 3 words. FIND ALL
noun
Yayoi period (c. 300 BCE-300 CE)
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いく: 5 words. FIND ALL
noun
lucky day; day of celebration  (see also: 吉日)
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せ: 1 word. FIND ALL
seminar student
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うぶ: 2 words. FIND ALL
noun
1. soft, downy hair (i.e. such as on one's cheek); peach fuzz; fluff; pappus
2. lanugo
(click the word to view an additional 1 meaning and 2 forms, examples and links)
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おい: 4 words. FIND ALL
noun
1. third month of the lunar calendar  (obsolete term)
2. thick growth (of grass, etc.)  (archaic; this meaning is restricted to reading いやおい)
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading and 1 meaning, examples and links)
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ふ: 3 words. FIND ALL
noun, noun (suffix)
area of thick growth (of trees, grass, etc.)  (see also: 芝生)
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Part of a non-standard reading: 2 words. FIND ALL
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Henshall: 44 (originally: 42)  Joy o' Kanji : 42  Key to Kanji: 601 

Cascading kanji view

セイ   ショウ    life   なま raw   いかす to enliven   いきる to live   いける to arrange flowers   うまれる to be born   う to give birth to   き pure, undiluted   お to grow, to sprout   はえる to grow, to sprout   はやす to grow, cultivate   
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