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緒 means 'strap'

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Strokes : 14    Frequency: 626   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-15    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 28    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 7 words   Used in 49 words   Used in 1112 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ショ   チョ
Kun
   strap, thong
Kun    いとぐち
Name   
  
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Though 緒 looks simple, its yomi and meanings constantly shift in fascinating ways. It means what you see above, plus “clue,” and is associated with “together” and “secret.” Learn to say all this: “Just between you and me, he is a liar.” “To know someone, travel with him for a week.” “Space science is still in its infancy.” “She told me in confidence.” “I don’t mix business with pleasure.”
⿰   thread   person  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 緒 is used 5 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 緒 is used 48 times, read 4 ways.
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ショ : 27 words FIND ALL
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adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun, 'no' adjective
1. together  (see also: 御一緒)
2. at the same time
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チョ : 4 words FIND ALL
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1. emotion; feeling
2. atmosphere; mood; spirit
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お : 15 words FIND ALL
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Most common form:
noun
1. cord; strap; thong
2. string (of a musical instrument, bow, etc.)
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いとぐち : 2 words FIND ALL
expression, 'ku' godan verb
to find a clue; to make a beginning
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Henshall: 1382  Joy o' Kanji : 1382  Key to Kanji: 515 

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ショ   チョ   お strap, thong   
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シャ   もの person, someone   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
ロウ   old   おいる    ふける to grow old   
シ   いと thread   
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