Jisho

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8 strokes
Radical:
sun, day
Parts:
Variants:

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On reading compounds

  • 明 【メイ】 brightness, clarity, acumen, power of vision
  • 明確 【メイカク】 clear, precise, definite, distinct
  • 文明 【ブンメイ】 civilization, civilisation, culture, Bunmei era (1469.4.28-1487.7.20)
  • 松明 【タイマツ】 torch (made of pine, bamboo, reed, etc.), flambeau, torchlight
  • 明 【ミョウ】 vidya (wisdom), mantra, the coming (4th of July, etc.)
  • 明日 【アシタ】 tomorrow, near future
  • 光明 【コウミョウ】 bright light, hope, bright future, light emanating from a buddha or bodhisattva, symbolizing their wisdom and compassion
  • 内明 【ナイミョウ】 adhyatmavidya (inner studies, ancient Indian philosophy)
  • 明 【ミン】 Ming (dynasty of China, 1368-1644)
  • 明楽 【ミンガク】 Ming-era Chinese music (popularized in Japan during the early 17th century)

Kun reading compounds

  • 明かり 【あかり】 light, illumination, glow, gleam, lamp, light
  • 明かり窓 【あかりまど】 transom, skylight, dormer window
  • 明るい 【あかるい】 bright, colourful, cheerful, familiar (with), knowledgeable (about), fair (e.g. politics), clean
  • 明るむ 【あかるむ】 to brighten, to be refreshed
  • 明らむ 【あからむ】 to become luminous at dawn (esp. the sky)
  • 明らか 【あきらか】 obvious, evident, clear, plain
  • 明らかにする 【あきらかにする】 to make clear, to clarify, to disclose, to make public
  • 開ける 【あける】 to open (a door, etc.), to unwrap (e.g. parcel, package), to unlock, to open (for business, etc.), to empty, to remove, to make space, to make room, to move out, to clear out, to be away from (e.g. one's house), to leave (temporarily), to dawn, to grow light, to end (of a period, season), to begin (of the New Year), to leave (one's schedule) open, to make time (for), to make (a hole), to open up (a hole)
  • 開く 【あく】 to open (e.g. doors), to open (e.g. business, etc.), to be empty, to be vacant, to be available, to be free, to be open (e.g. neckline, etc.), to have been opened (of one's eyes, mouth, etc.), to come to an end, to open (one's eyes, mouth, etc.), to have a hole, to form a gap, to have an interval (between events)
  • 明くる 【あくる】 next, following
  • 明くる 【あくる】 next, following
  • 明くる日 【あくるひ】 next day, following day
  • 明かす 【あかす】 to pass (e.g. the night), to spend, to reveal, to divulge

Readings

Japanese names:
あきら、 あけ、 あす、 きら、 け、 さや、 さやか、 とし、 はる、 み、 め
Chinese:
ming2
Korean:
myeong

Spanish

  • luz
  • brillo
  • claridad
  • listo
  • inteligente
  • claro
  • luminoso
  • iluminar
  • aclarar

Portuguese

  • brilhante
  • luz

French

  • clair
  • lumière
141 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
228 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
208 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
84 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2110 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
58 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
186 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
623 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.9 Japanese for Busy People
18 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
18 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
106 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
984 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1060 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
572 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
756 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
20 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13805 Morohashi
855 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2435 New Nelson (John Haig)
20 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
20 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
152 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
167 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3846 2001 Kanji
4c4.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-4 SKIP code
6702.0 Four corner code
44-32 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
660e Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
reign, be at peace, calm down, subdue, quell, govt, cure, heal, rule, conserve
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
109 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 治療 【チリョウ】 medical treatment, cure
  • 治安 【ジアン】 Jian era (1021.2.2-1024.7.13)
  • 完治 【カンチ】 complete recovery
  • 政党政治 【セイトウセイジ】 party politics
  • 治療 【チリョウ】 medical treatment, cure
  • 治癒 【チユ】 healing, cure, recovery
  • 完治 【カンチ】 complete recovery
  • 地方自治 【チホウジチ】 local (governmental) autonomy

Kun reading compounds

  • 治める 【おさめる】 to govern, to manage, to subdue
  • 治まる 【おさまる】 to die down (storm, anger, conflict, etc.), to calm down, to cool off, to abate, to be settled, to be brought under control, to be at peace, to be governed well, to subside (of pain, symptoms, etc.), to be alleviated, to get better, to ease off
  • 治る 【なおる】 to be cured, to get well, to be healed, to get mended, to be repaired, to be fixed
  • 治す 【なおす】 to cure, to heal, to fix, to correct, to repair, to do over again (after -masu base of verb), to replace, to put back as it was, to convert (into a different state), to transform

Readings

Japanese names:
し、 ぢ、 はり、 はる、 みち
Chinese:
zhi4
Korean:
chi

Spanish

  • reinar
  • gobernar
  • política
  • curar
  • calmar
  • curarse

Portuguese

  • reino
  • estar em paz
  • acalmar-se
  • subjugar
  • domar
  • governo
  • cura
  • regra
  • conservar

French

  • règne
  • être en paix
  • se calmer
  • maîtriser
  • réprimer
  • gouvernement
  • guérir
  • réparer
  • préserver
468 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
527 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
544 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
181 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2528 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
214 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
672 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
825 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
493 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
502 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
531 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1174 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
393 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
250 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
297 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
754 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17256 Morohashi
335 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3100 New Nelson (John Haig)
746 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
807 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
88 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
506 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
377 2001 Kanji
3a5.28 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-5 SKIP code
3316.0 Four corner code
28-3 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6cbb Unicode hex code

14 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
fiber, tie, rope
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
643 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 維持 【イジ】 maintenance, preservation, improvement
  • 維新 【イシン】 reformation, revolution, renewal, Meiji Restoration
  • 化学繊維 【カガクセンイ】 synthetic fibers, synthetic fibres
  • 合成繊維 【ゴウセイセンイ】 synthetic fibre, synthetic fiber

Readings

Japanese names:
これ、 たもつ、 つぐ、 ゆい、 ゆき
Chinese:
wei2
Korean:
yu

Spanish

  • soga
  • cuerda
  • atar
  • énfasis

Portuguese

  • fibra
  • laço
  • corda

French

  • fibre
  • cordon
  • corde
  • conservation
1007 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
926 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3552 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1187 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1634 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2540 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1231 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1295 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1297 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1540 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1733 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
926 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1251 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1353 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27568 Morohashi
1370 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4516 New Nelson (John Haig)
1341 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1441 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1722 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2775 2001 Kanji
6a8.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-8 SKIP code
2091.4 Four corner code
16-61 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7dad Unicode hex code

13 strokes
Radical:
axe
Parts:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
51 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 新 【シン】 new, neo-, Gregorian calendar, Xin (dynasty of China)
  • 新聞 【シンブン】 newspaper
  • 革新 【カクシン】 reform, innovation
  • 維新 【イシン】 reformation, revolution, renewal, Meiji Restoration

Kun reading compounds

  • 新しい 【あたらしい】 new, novel, fresh, recent, latest, up-to-date, modern
  • 新しいもの好き 【あたらしいものずき】 neophilia, love of new things
  • 新た 【あらた】 new, fresh, novel
  • 新田 【しんでん】 new rice field, newly developed rice field, wasteland or marshland newly reclaimed as a rice field (Edo period)

Readings

Japanese names:
あせ、 あたらし、 し、 に、 にっ、 につ、 よし
Chinese:
xin1
Korean:
sin

Spanish

  • nuevo
  • fresco

Portuguese

  • novo

French

  • nouveau
256 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
165 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
148 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
36 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2080 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
178 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
55 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1965 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.5 Japanese for Busy People
174 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
174 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
85 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
956 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2239 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1166 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1587 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1516 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13572 Morohashi
1784 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2387 New Nelson (John Haig)
1502 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1619 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
80 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
226 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
454 2001 Kanji
5b8.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-9-4 SKIP code
0292.1 Four corner code
31-23 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
65b0 Unicode hex code