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私 means 'I'

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Strokes : 7    Frequency: 43   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Study set: 2-2    Grade: 6   Intermediate lesson: 6    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 150 words   Used in 176 words   Used in 31 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
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   シ
Kun
   わたくし   わたし I, myself
⿰   grain   () private  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 私 is used 9 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 私 is used 166 times, read 3 ways.
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private (establishment)  (see also: 市立; わたくしりつ spoken to avoid confusion with 市立)
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1. I; me
2. private affairs; personal matter; secrecy  (this meaning is restricted to reading わたくし)
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suru verb - special class, transitive verb
1. to use (public property) as if it belonged to oneself; to misappropriate; to appropriate; to embezzle
2. to act selfishly  (archaic)
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Henshall: 887 (originally: 876)  Joy o' Kanji : 876  Key to Kanji: 425 

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シ   わたくし    わたし I, myself   
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ム   private
grain
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