酔 means 'drunk'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 1206   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-14    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 35 words   Used in 91 words   Used in 53 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   to be drunk, feel sick
Kun      よ
Name    よい
A Joy o' Kanji essay is available for 酔 - click the badge to download
Find out about drunken boxing and a coinage for "wasted on arrival in Japan." Discover how to get cats drunk and what to dilute drinks with to avoid hangovers. Learn to say, "After several drinks, the guy was feeling no pain," "The drunk staggered up to him," "He was put under anesthesia," "Don't you tend to get carsick?" and "You will be intoxicated by this elegant space."
The essay is also included in the following Thematic Bundles
Booze 101
酵 醸 酔 酎
The 酔 essay examines intoxication from every angle, including great Osaka bars, studies of drunkards, tipsy cats and wasted elephants, and hangover prevention. The other three essays detail the processes of making saké, shochu, and beer, exploring all of the following (and much more): the ingredients in alcohol, the intricacies of fermentation, modes of distilling and brewing, malt, an old method of making saké by chewing rice and spitting it out, saké as a living entity, the image problem saké once had in Japan, alcoholic offerings to gods, the health benefits of shochu, and using alcohol to make food.
⿰   sake flask   nine out of ten  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 酔 is used 4 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 酔 is used 74 times, read 2 ways.
スイ : 48 words FIND ALL
anaesthesia; anesthesia
(click the word to view an additional 3 forms, examples and links)
: 26 words FIND ALL
Most common form: よう
'u' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to get drunk; to become intoxicated
2. to feel sick (e.g. in a vehicle); to become nauseated
(click the word to view an additional 1 meaning, examples and links)
An additional 7 less common words include 酔 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1457  Joy o' Kanji : 1457  Key to Kanji:

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スイ   drunk   よ to be drunk, feel sick   
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nine out of ten
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ク   キュウ   ここの nine   
ジュウ   ジッ   と    とお ten   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
sake flask   とり sign of the bird   
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セイ   サイ   にし west   
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