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米 means 'rice'

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Strokes : 6    Radical number: 119    Frequency: 308   JLPT: N3    Ring: 4    Set: 3    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 21    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 121 words   Used in 285 words   Used in 1382 names   Component in 73 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).
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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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