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磨 means 'polish'

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Strokes : 16    Frequency: 1557   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-19    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 53    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 37 words   Used in 86 words   Used in 598 names   Component in 1 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   マ
Kun
   みが to polish, grind
Kun   
Name    おさむ
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The definitions of 磨 present contradictions. Polishing is gentle, but grinding is harsh. With the versatile 磨, you can say you've brushed your teeth, scraped pans, worn out shoes, and improved your skills. This kanji helps form the word for "Daruma." Find out why this popular round doll has crane-shaped eyebrows, a blank eye, and connections to snow and fire, as well as goal setting.
⿸   flax; flux   stone  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 磨 is used 3 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 磨 is used 66 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
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マ : 32 words FIND ALL
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1. grinding; polishing
2. studying (hard); striving to master something
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みが : 21 words FIND ALL
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'ku' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to polish; to shine; to brush (e.g. teeth)
2. to refine; to improve
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Most common form: 擦り減る
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
to be worn down; to be reduced
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Most common form: 摺硝子
noun
ground glass; frosted glass
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Henshall: 1831  Joy o' Kanji : 1831  Key to Kanji:

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マ   みが to polish, grind   
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マ   flax; flux   あさ flax, hemp   
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リン   wood; trees   はやし wood   
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モク   ボク   き    こ- tree   
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ダイ   タイ   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-    
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ジン   ニン   ひと person   
stick   
广
stony cliff
セキ   シャク   コク   いし stone   
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whereupon one
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katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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