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雨 means 'rain'

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Strokes : 8    Radical number: 173    Frequency: 798   JLPT: N5    Usefulness: 1    Study set: 1-4    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 5    Beginner lesson: 17   Begins 98 words   Used in 237 words   Used in 591 names   Component in 67 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
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   ウ
Kun
   あめ   あま- rain
Kun    -さめ
  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 雨 is used 14 times, read 4 ways. 2 words use a non-standard reading.
Across all words in Japanese, 雨 is used 211 times, read 4 ways. 2 words use a non-standard reading.
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noun
rainy weather
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あめ : 49 words FIND ALL
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noun
rain
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あま- (read as あま) : 49 words FIND ALL
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noun
rain and dew
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-さめ (read as さめ) : 8 words FIND ALL
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noun
light rain; drizzle  (see also: 少雨)
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Part of a non-standard reading: 2 words. FIND ALL
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noun
1. rainy season (in Japan from early June to mid-July)
2. rain during the rainy season
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Henshall: 69 (originally: 3)  Joy o' Kanji : Key to Kanji: 34 

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ウ   あめ    あま- rain   
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