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美 means 'beautiful'

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Strokes : 9    Frequency: 140   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-3    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 16    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 132 words   Used in 240 words   Used in 11056 names   Component in 4 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
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   ビ
Kun
   うつくしい beautiful
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Name    はる   よし   よしみ   り
⿱  𦍌 () sheep   big  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 美 is used 7 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 美 is used 233 times, read 3 ways.
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noun
art gallery; art museum
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1. august  (honorific)
2. beautiful
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うつくしい : 6 words FIND ALL
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beautiful; lovely
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Henshall: 398 (originally: 376)  Joy o' Kanji : 376  Key to Kanji: 894 

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ビ   うつくしい beautiful   
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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   
ジン   ニン   ひと person   
ヨウ   ひつじ sheep   
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