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生 means 'life'

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Strokes : 5    Radical number: 100    Frequency: 15   JLPT: N5    Ring: 2    Set: 1    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 1    Beginner lesson: 4   Begins 561 words   Used in 1512 words   Used in 4372 names   Component in 11 kanji (7 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
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   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
Kun    うまれ   うまれ   お to grow, to sprout   はえる to grow, to sprout   はやす to grow, cultivate   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
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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 1469 times, read 12 ways (with 12 variations). 2 words use a non-standard reading.
セイ : 1022 words FIND ALL
noun
(human) life (i.e. conception to death)
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ショウ : 94 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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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)
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き : 21 words FIND ALL
noun
1. cloth; fabric; material; texture
2. one's true character
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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
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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.)
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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
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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)
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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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うぶ: 2 words. FIND ALL
1. innocent; naive; unsophisticated; inexperienced; green; wet behind the ears  (esp. 初, 初心; often written with kana only)
noun (prefix)
2. birth-  (産, 生)
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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
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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   
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