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零 means 'zero'

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Strokes : 13    Frequency: 2121   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-21    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 55    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 37 words   Used in 56 words   Used in 69 names   Component in 3 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
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   レイ
Kun    こぼ to spill   ぜろ   こぼれる
In the handwritten form, the lower part of is often written like マ, whereas in printed form it is written more like (a variant of ). In some fonts, the top part is written as .
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Knowing 零 gives you access to terms for subzero temperatures and 12:00. But far beyond that, truly grasping 零 enables you to say all of the following: “There is no chance of rain this weekend,” “They were shut out two games in a row,” “The sun peeked through,” “The milk boiled over,” “Hungry dogs were hoping for scraps,” and “I beg you to overlook my offense.” What a range!
⿱   () rain   order; command; good  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 零 is used 3 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 零 is used 50 times, read 3 ways.
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レイ : 26 words FIND ALL
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below zero; sub-zero
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ぜろ : 1 word FIND ALL
0
Most common form: ゼロ戦
noun
Zero fighter plane
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こぼ : 23 words FIND ALL
4
'su' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to lose an easy game; to suffer an unexpected defeat
2. to lose information  (computer terminology)
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Henshall: 1922  Joy o' Kanji : 1922  Key to Kanji:

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レイ    zero   
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レイ    order   
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assembly, gathering   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ジン   ニン   ひと person   
seal
フ   あめ rain   
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