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紫 means 'purple'

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Strokes : 12    Frequency: 1459   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 10    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 52 words   Used in 88 words   Used in 733 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
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   シ
Kun
   むらさき purple
Name    さい   ゆかり
Purple (紫) has special meaning in Japan. An old name for one of the four major islands contains 紫. The 'Tale of Genji' author chose an alias that included 紫. Kyoto and Edo each had a shade of purple named after them, thanks to a purple plant dye. Purple is associated with various types of elites in Japan. And some Japanese perceive soy sauce and tobacco smoke as purple!
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 紫 is used 2 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 紫 is used 75 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
シ : 36 words FIND ALL
noun
ultra-violet rays
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シ (read as じ) : 3 words FIND ALL
noun
green beefsteak plant; green perilla  (often written with kana only)
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むらさき : 35 words FIND ALL
noun
1. purple; violet
2. Lithospermum erythrorhizon (species of gromwell)  (often written with kana only)
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ゆかり: 1 word. FIND ALL
noun
rice sprinkled with red perilla  (food term)
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Henshall: 1320  Joy o' Kanji : 1320  Key to Kanji:

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シ   むらさき purple   
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シ   これ    この this   ここ here   
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シ   とめる to stop   とまる to stop   
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さじ spoon   
シ   いと thread   
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