Jisho

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6 strokes
Radical:
mouth, opening
Parts:
name, noted, distinguished, reputation
Kun:
-な
On:
メイミョウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
177 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 名 【メイ】 counter for people (usu. seating, reservations and such), first name, famous, great, name, noun
  • 名人 【メイジン】 master, expert
  • 匿名 【トクメイ】 anonymity, using an assumed name
  • 異名 【イミョウ】 another name, nickname, alias, synonym (taxonomy)
  • 名字 【ミョウジ】 surname, family name
  • 名目 【メイモク】 name, title, appellation, (something) nominal, (under the) pretext (of), pretense
  • 異名 【イミョウ】 another name, nickname, alias, synonym (taxonomy)
  • 本名 【ホンミョウ】 real name

Kun reading compounds

  • 名 【な】 name, given name, title, fame, renown, reputation, pretext, pretense, justification, appearance
  • 名前 【なまえ】 name, full name, given name, first name
  • 片仮名 【かたかな】 katakana, angular Japanese syllabary used primarily for loanwords
  • 仮名 【かな】 kana, Japanese syllabary (i.e. hiragana, katakana)

Readings

Japanese names:
Chinese:
ming2
Korean:
myeong

Spanish

  • nombre
  • célebre
  • distinguido
  • reputación

Portuguese

  • nome
  • fama
  • distinção
  • reputação

French

  • nom
  • célèbre
  • fameux
  • réputation
140 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
55 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
71 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
116 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1170 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
131 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
34 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
346 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.3 Japanese for Busy People
82 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
82 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
82 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
285 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2693 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1371 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1857 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
113 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3297 Morohashi
2169 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
716 New Nelson (John Haig)
112 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
117 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
140 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
53 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2577 2001 Kanji
3d3.12 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-3 SKIP code
4-6-1 SKIP code
3-3-3 SKIP code
2760.0 Four corner code
44-30 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
540d Unicode hex code

12 strokes
Radical:
speech 言 (訁)
Parts:
part of speech, words, poetry
Kun:
ことば
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N2
1636 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 詞 【シ】 words, writing, lyrics, ci (form of Chinese poetry), independent word
  • 詞華集 【シカシュウ】 anthology (of poems), florilegium
  • 形容動詞 【ケイヨウドウシ】 na-adjective (adj-na), quasi-adjective, adjectival noun, nominal adjective
  • 数詞 【スウシ】 numeral

Kun reading compounds

  • 言葉 【ことば】 language, dialect, word, words, phrase, term, expression, remark, speech, (manner of) speaking
  • 詞書き 【ことばがき】 foreword to a collection of poems, preface, explanatory notes, captions
  • 枕詞 【まくらことば】 pillow word (decorative word used prefixally in classical Japanese literature), preface, introduction
  • 花言葉 【はなことば】 language of flowers, floriography, flower symbolism, e.g. red roses mean love

Readings

Chinese:
ci2
Korean:
sa

Spanish

  • parte de oración
  • palabras
  • poesía

Portuguese

  • parte de discurso
  • palavras
  • poesia

French

  • partie du discours
  • mots
  • poésie
799 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
890 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
879 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1624 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4335 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
807 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
900 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1665 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
843 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
862 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1205 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1671 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1897 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1007 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1363 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1883 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
35394 Morohashi
1503 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5582 New Nelson (John Haig)
1865 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2009 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
946 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3049 2001 Kanji
7a5.15 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-5 SKIP code
0762.0 Four corner code
27-76 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8a5e Unicode hex code