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西 means 'west'

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Strokes : 6    Radical number: 146    Frequency: 291   JLPT: N5    Usefulness: 1    Challenge set: 4    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 4    Beginner lesson: 16   Begins 161 words   Used in 233 words   Used in 10198 names   Component in 46 kanji (17 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   セイ   サイ
Kun
   にし west
On   
Name    いり   ひし   むら
        
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 西 is used 20 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 西 is used 197 times, read 3 ways (with 3 variations).
セイ : 133 words FIND ALL
the west; Western countries
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サイ : 16 words FIND ALL
noun
1. Kansai; region consisting of Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto and surrounding prefectures
2. Kansai; south-western half of Japan (during the feudal era)
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3
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サイ (read as ざい) : 8 words FIND ALL
1. east and west
2. Orient and Occident; East and West
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セイ (read as ぜい) : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
Chinzei sect (of Pure Land Buddhism)
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にし : 38 words FIND ALL
noun
west
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いり: 1 word. FIND ALL
noun
Iriomote wildcat (Prionailurus bengalensis iriomotensis); Iriomote cat  (often written with kana only)
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Henshall: 169 (originally: 152)  Joy o' Kanji : 152  Key to Kanji: 607 

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西
セイ   サイ   にし west   
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