舞 means 'dance'

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Strokes : 15    Frequency: 633   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Challenge set: 6    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 29    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 69 words   Used in 193 words   Used in 759 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   to dance   まい dance
Traditional Japanese dance may seem tangential to your life, but it has connections to the gods, so don't overlook it! Also, 舞 is a core part of Nihongo, factoring into terms for bustling activity, story settings, being in the limelight, behaving well or badly, treating others to meals, visiting the sick, seasonal greeting cards, and closing up shop, as well as the words for kabuki and butoh.
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 舞
⿱   not   oppose  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 舞 is used 8 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 舞 is used 184 times, read 3 ways.
ブ : 97 words FIND ALL
1. stage (theatre, theater)
2. scene or setting (e.g. of novel, play, etc.)
まい : 41 words FIND ALL
dancing; dance
: 46 words FIND ALL
1. visiting ill or distressed people; writing get-well letters  (see also: お見舞い, 見舞い客)
2. get-well gifts; get-well letters  (see also: 見舞い品)
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Henshall: 1761  Joy o' Kanji : 1761  Key to Kanji:

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ブ   ま to dance   まい dance   
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ム   ブ   な not   
oppose; opposite   
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セキ   ゆう night   
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katakana 'ta'
wheel around   うぃ katakana 'wi' (nearly obsolete)   
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