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雌 means 'female'

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Strokes : 14    Frequency: 2469   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-46    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 39 words   Used in 41 words   Used in 27 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
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   シ
Kun
   め-   めす female
Kun    めん
⿰   this   little bird  
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 male; brave  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 雌 is used 7 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 雌 is used 40 times, read 4 ways (with 1 variation).
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シ : 15 words FIND ALL
1
noun
1. male and female (animals); the two sexes
2. victory and defeat; strengths and weaknesses
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シ (read as じ) : 1 word FIND ALL
4
noun
female hormone  (see also: 女性ホルモン)
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めす : 4 words FIND ALL
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Most common form: メス犬
noun
bitch; female dog
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めん : 1 word FIND ALL
0
Most common form: めんどり
noun
female bird; hen  (often written with kana only)
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め- (read as め) : 19 words FIND ALL
1
female flower
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An additional 1 less common words include 雌 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1323  Joy o' Kanji : 1323  Key to Kanji:

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シ   め-    めす female   
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シ   これ    この this   ここ here   
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シ   とめる to stop   とまる to stop   
さじ spoon   
little bird
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