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Components

祥 means 'good omen'

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Strokes : 10    Frequency: 1697   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 13    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 4 words   Used in 21 words   Used in 725 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ショウ
Kun
   good omen, auspicious
Kun    さいわ   きざ   よ   つまびらか
Name    あき   さか   さち   ひろ   まさ   やす   ゆき   よし   あきら   さき   さむ   ただ   なか   なが
  
This kanji takes us on quite a ride, from good omens to scandals ("unlucky things," according to the kanji) to discussions of origins and birthplaces (e.g., of reiki, golf, or a "super embankment"). Learn to say that Osaka is the birthplace of "conveyor belt" sushi, and find out about a crazy theory that Noah's Ark departed from Japan, making that country the birthplace of world civilization!
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 祥
⿰   () show   sheep  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 祥 is used 3 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 祥 is used 21 times, read 1 way (with 1 variation).
ショウ : 19 words FIND ALL
noun
scandal; deplorable event
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ショウ (read as じょう) : 2 words FIND ALL
noun
Kichijouji (neighborhood in Tokyo)
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Henshall: 1398  Joy o' Kanji : 1398  Key to Kanji:

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ショウ    good omen, auspicious   
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ヨウ   ひつじ sheep   
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ジ   シ   しめ to show   
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Search results include information from a variety of sources, including Kanshudo (kanji mnemonics, kanji readings, kanji components, vocab and name frequency data, grammar points), JMdict (vocabulary), Tatoeba (examples), Enamdict (names), KanjiVG (kanji animations and stroke order), and Joy o' Kanji (kanji and radical synopses). Translations provided by Google's Neural Machine Translation engine. For more information see credits.
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