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臭 means 'foul-smelling'

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Strokes : 9    Frequency: 1217   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-15    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 32 words   Used in 128 words   Used in 1 name   Component in 5 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   シュウ
Kun
   くさ foul-smelling   にお to smell (bad)
Kun    にお
  
⿱   self   big  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 臭 is used 6 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 臭 is used 118 times, read 4 ways (with 1 variation).
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シュウ : 56 words FIND ALL
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stink; bad odor; bad odour; stench
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くさ : 49 words FIND ALL
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1. stinking; smelly
2. suspicious; fishy
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くさ (read as ぐさ) : 7 words FIND ALL
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1. smelling of fish; fishy; smelling of blood; bloody
2. degenerate (of a monk); depraved; corrupt; fallen
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にお : 5 words FIND ALL
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'u' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to be fragrant; to smell (good)  (usu. 匂う)
2. to stink; to smell (bad)  (usu. 臭う)
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にお (read as におい) : 1 word FIND ALL
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noun
muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus)  (see also: マスクラット; often written with kana only)
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シュウ   くさ foul-smelling   にお to smell (bad)   
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ジ   シ   みずか self   
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   
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