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青 means 'blue'

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Strokes : 8    Radical number: 174    Frequency: 449   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Challenge set: 7    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 13    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 221 words   Used in 282 words   Used in 1442 names   Component in 7 kanji (6 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   セイ   ショウ
Kun
   あお-   あお blue
Kun    あお
Name   
  
⿱   () master   () month; moon  
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 torture; blame  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 青 is used 13 times, read 2 ways. 1 words use a non-standard reading.
Across all words in Japanese, 青 is used 257 times, read 3 ways (with 2 variations). 2 words use a non-standard reading.
セイ : 93 words FIND ALL
noun
youth; young man
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2
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ショウ (read as じょう) : 5 words FIND ALL
noun
ultramarine
9
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ショウ : 4 words FIND ALL
noun
verdigris; green rust; copper rust
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5
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セイ (read as ぜい) : 2 words FIND ALL
noun
rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus); rainbow lory  (often written with kana only)
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9
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あお- (read as あお) : 151 words FIND ALL
2. green
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5
1
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Part of a non-standard reading: 2 words. FIND ALL
1. deep blue; bright blue
2. ghastly pale; pallid; white as a sheet
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2
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Henshall: 52 (originally: 43)  Joy o' Kanji : 43  Key to Kanji: 609 

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セイ   ショウ   あお-    あお blue   
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シュ   ぬし    あるじ master, proprietor, owner   
ガツ   ゲツ   つき month; moon   
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