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米 means 'rice'

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Strokes : 6    Radical number: 119    Frequency: 308   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Challenge set: 3    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 21    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 122 words   Used in 286 words   Used in 1382 names   Component in 212 kanji (28 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ベイ   マイ
Kun
   こめ rice
On    メエトル
Kun    よね
Name    は   べ   まべ   め   よ   よな   よの   よま
There's rice in the restroom! Rice in cosmetics! Rice in the hair salon! That's all thanks to (1406: makeup; to adorn oneself). Find out about that kanji and others containing the 'rice' radical, such as (577: powder; flour) and (947: sugar).
⿻   () eight   tree  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 米 is used 9 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 米 is used 265 times, read 4 ways (with 2 variations).
ベイ : 151 words FIND ALL
noun
America; USA
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マイ : 70 words FIND ALL
rice polishing; polished rice
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こめ : 32 words FIND ALL
noun
1. (husked grains of) rice
2. 88 years old  (米 is composed of 八十八; this meaning is restricted to reading よね)
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よね : 2 words FIND ALL
expression, noun
longevity celebration for one's 88th year
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こめ (read as ごめ) : 9 words FIND ALL
noun
crushed rice; tiny pieces of rice
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め: 1 word. FIND ALL
noun
var. of ancient ballad
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Henshall: 220 (originally: 201)  Joy o' Kanji : 201  Key to Kanji: 943 

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ベイ   マイ   こめ rice   
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eight
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   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
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stick   
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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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