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音読み (おんよみ): サイ、モ
訓読み (くんよみ): もっと・も
部首 (ぶしゅ): 日 (ひらび)

Meaning: the most, the best

Notes:

最大

さいだい
the biggest, largest

最高

さいこう
the most, the utmost

“JR線最高駅/the Highest Station on JR Lines : Nobeyama station” from Flickr member tirol28.  Click image to enlarge.  (Original image here.)

最寄りの駅

もよりのえき
the closest station

最も

もっとも
the most– while can be used in conversation, it has a slightly stiffer, more formal feel than something like いちばん.  Contrast いちばん大きい vs 最も大きい。

 

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Kanji originally posted 2009.07.05 17:57

Part or all of English definition is from  KANJIDIC — property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, used in conformance with the Group’s licenceDonate to the WWWJDIC project. Stroke order diagrams licensed from Kanji Cafe.

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Written by bunkalearner

2010/02/02 at 8:17 am

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