Can anyone tell me what this character means?

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Thank you in advance!

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    Are you sure you're asking on the right site (Japanese.SE and not Chinese.SE)?
    – Earthliŋ
    Aug 18, 2015 at 12:20
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    , this character may have been used in Japanese but it is way more common in Chinese. Aug 18, 2015 at 13:07

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That's the first character in the well-known Mandarin Chinese greeting "nĭ hăo" (你好). 你 means "you." I don't remember ever seeing it in a Japanese context, and jisho.org returns no words containing it.

Edit: tried searching *你, and got one result - 玫瑰玫瑰我愛你, which is a Chinese song from the 1940's which means "Rose, Rose, I love you." *你* also has no results.

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