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醒 means 'wake up'

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Strokes : 16    Frequency: 2047   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-39    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 4 words   Used in 19 words   Used in 16 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   セイ
Kun   める to wake up, to come to one's senses   さます to wake (someone) up
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Whether you awaken from sleep, awaken to reality, or wake up your pineal gland, 醒 is your kanji! It enables athletes to awaken dormant talents, leading to headlines such as "Naomi Osaka Comes to Life"! Discover how to talk about spoiled fun and ruined moods and how to say that you're half-asleep. Also learn how you can sober up with a double shot of the "saké" radical!
⿰   sake flask   star  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 醒 is used 2 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 醒 is used 19 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Note: kanji quick view shows the most useful word for each reading which is also the most common variant, and in the 10,000 most useful words in Japanese. Words shown here draw from all words in Japanese and include less common forms.
セイ : 10 words FIND ALL
3 0
noun
stimulant (e.g. psychoactive drugs like methamphetamine, ritalin, etc.)
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める (read as ざ) : 5 words FIND ALL
4
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
to lose interest
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める : 4 words FIND ALL
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1. to wake; to wake up
2. to become sober; to sober up; to regain consciousness (e.g. after anaesthesia)
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セイ   wake up
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sake flask   とり sign of the bird   
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西
セイ   サイ   にし west   
イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
セイ   ショウ   ほし star   
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セイ   ショウ    life   なま raw   いかす to enliven   いきる to live   いける to arrange flowers   うまれる to be born   う to give birth to   き pure, undiluted   お to grow, to sprout   はえる to grow, to sprout   はやす to grow, cultivate   
ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
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Search results include information from a variety of sources, including Kanshudo (kanji mnemonics, kanji readings, kanji components, vocab and name frequency data, grammar points), JMdict (vocabulary), Tatoeba (examples), Enamdict (names), KanjiVG (kanji animations and stroke order), and Joy o' Kanji (kanji and radical synopses). Translations provided by Google's Neural Machine Translation engine. For more information see credits.
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