酌 means 'bartending'

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Strokes : 10    Frequency: 2159   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-41    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 7 words   Used in 24 words   Used in 8 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   to have a drink with
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Learn to say, “I channeled the composer’s intentions,” “I took over my late father’s shop because that’s what he would have wanted,” and “You should take his youth into account.” See what the Japanese infer about you when you pour your own drink, rather than letting another person do it. And find out how, if someone screws up, the Japanese say in a joking way, “Show no mercy!”
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Steeped in Saké
酌 升 斗 杯
Just one kanji in this bundle includes a "saké" radical (oddly enough!), but saké flows liberally through all four essays, which collectively soak you in Japanese drinking culture. They showcase containers of alcohol, from tiny "choko" cups and wooden "masu" boxes to barrels of saké, and ways of measuring these liquids. The essays focus on the role of alcohol in celebrations (especially at the new year) and in rituals to honor the dead. Japanese expectations around drinking become clear, including the importance of refilling another person's glass and even the ritual of exchanging cups. Kanpai!
⿰   sake flask   ladle  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 酌 is used 4 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 酌 is used 24 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
シャク : 17 words FIND ALL
consideration; pardon
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シャク (read as じゃく) : 3 words FIND ALL
drinking alcohol while pouring it for each other
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: 4 words FIND ALL
'mu' godan verb, transitive verb
to serve sake
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Henshall: 1343  Joy o' Kanji : 1343  Key to Kanji:

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シャク    bartending   く to have a drink with   
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シャク   ladle
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sake flask   とり sign of the bird   
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セイ   サイ   にし west   
イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
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