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紫 means 'purple'

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Strokes : 12    Frequency: 1459   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-22    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
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   むらさき purple
Name    さい   ゆかり
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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 1 time, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 紫 is used 75 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
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noun
ultra-violet rays
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noun
inflorescence of shiso (used as a sashimi garnish)  (see also: 紫蘇)
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noun
1. purple; violet
2. Lithospermum erythrorhizon (species of gromwell)  (often written with kana only)
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noun
rice sprinkled with red perilla  (food term)
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