Jisho

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4 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
now
Kun:
いま
On:
コンキン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
49 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 今 【コン】 the current ..., this, today's ...
  • 今夏 【コンカ】 this summer, next summer, last summer
  • 当今 【トウコン】 nowadays, these days, at present
  • 方今 【ホウコン】 present time, now, nowadays
  • 今古 【キンコ】 now and anciently
  • 今上 【キンジョウ】 His Majesty the Emperor, the present emperor, the reigning emperor

Kun reading compounds

  • 今 【いま】 now, the present time, just now, soon, immediately, (one) more
  • 今に 【いまに】 before long, even now
  • 中今 【なかいま】 the present (esp. as a privileged moment in eternity)
  • 今が今 【いまがいま】 just now

Readings

Japanese names:
Chinese:
jin1
Korean:
geum

Spanish

  • ahora
  • momento actual

Portuguese

  • agora

French

  • maintenant
81 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
138 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
125 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
146 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
352 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
94 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
12 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
67 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.2 Japanese for Busy People
51 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
51 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
27 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
45 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2464 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1246 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1712 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1601 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
358 Morohashi
1968 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
112 New Nelson (John Haig)
1587 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1711 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
50 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
93 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2860 2001 Kanji
2a2.10 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-2 SKIP code
2-3-1 SKIP code
8020.7 Four corner code
26-3 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4eca Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
sun, day
Parts:
day, sun, Japan, counter for days
Kun:
-び-か
On:
ニチジツ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
1 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 日 【ニチ】 Sunday, day (of the month), counter for days, Japan
  • 日時 【ニチジ】 date and time
  • 抗日 【コウニチ】 anti-Japanese
  • 在日 【ザイニチ】 resident in Japan (of a foreigner), situated in Japan (e.g. of an embassy), Korean living in Japan
  • 日月 【ジツゲツ】 sun and moon, time, days and months, years, Sunday and Monday
  • 日外 【ジツガイ】 at one time, some time ago, once
  • 後日 【ゴジツ】 in the future, another day, later
  • 両日 【リョウジツ】 both days, two days

Kun reading compounds

  • 日 【ひ】 day, days, sun, sunshine, sunlight, case (esp. unfortunate), event
  • 日陰 【ひかげ】 shade, shadow, sunshine
  • 在りし日 【ありしひ】 past days, bygone days, days of yore, the olden days, while still alive, during one's lifetime
  • あくる日 【あくるひ】 next day, following day

Readings

Japanese names:
あ、 あき、 いる、 く、 くさ、 こう、 す、 たち、 に、 にっ、 につ、 へ
Chinese:
ri4
Korean:
il

Spanish

  • día
  • solar
  • Japón
  • sol
  • rayo de sol

Portuguese

  • dia
  • sol
  • Japão

French

  • jour
  • soleil
  • Japon
  • compteur de jours
11 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
13 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
62 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2097 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
5 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
56 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
77 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1.A Japanese for Busy People
5 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
5 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
16 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
963 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3759 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1915 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2606 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
12 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13733 Morohashi
3027 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2410 New Nelson (John Haig)
12 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
12 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
3 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
33 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3878 2001 Kanji
4c0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-1 SKIP code
4-4-1 SKIP code
6010.0 Four corner code
38-92 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
65e5 Unicode hex code

2 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
person
Kun:
ひと-り-と
On:
ジンニン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
5 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 人 【ジン】 -ian (e.g. Italian), -ite (e.g. Tokyoite), -er (e.g. performer, etc.), person working with ..., man, person, people
  • 人為 【ジンイ】 human work, human agency, art, artificiality
  • 米人 【ベイジン】 an American
  • 俳人 【ハイジン】 haiku poet
  • 人 【ニン】 counter for people, person
  • 人気 【ニンキ】 popularity, public favor, condition (e.g. market), tone, character, nature
  • 同人 【ドウジン】 same person, said person, the person in question, coterie, clique, fraternity, kindred spirits, comrade, colleague, dōjin, doujin, Japanese fans or hobbyists who produce their owns magazines, manga, software, etc.
  • 代人 【ダイニン】 substitute, deputy, proxy, representative, agent

Kun reading compounds

  • 人 【ひと】 man, person, human being, mankind, people, human (Homo sapiens), humans as a species, character, personality, man of talent, true man, another person, other people, others, adult
  • 人一倍 【ひといちばい】 (much) more than others, exceedingly, extremely, unusually
  • 貴人 【きじん】 aristocrat, nobleman, dignitary, person of high rank
  • いい人 【いいひと】 good-natured person, good person, lover

Readings

Japanese names:
じ、 と、 ね、 ひこ、 ふみ
Chinese:
ren2
Korean:
in

Spanish

  • persona

Portuguese

  • pessoa

French

  • être humain
  • personne
30 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
39 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
39 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
9 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
339 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
4 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
11 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
14 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.5 Japanese for Busy People
1 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
15 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
42 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4175 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2111 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2857 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
960 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
344 Morohashi
3368 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
99 New Nelson (John Haig)
951 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1023 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
2 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
7 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1262 2001 Kanji
2a0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-2-4 SKIP code
8000.0 Four corner code
31-45 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4eba Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
body
Parts:
somebody, person, one's station in life
Kun:
On:
シン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
320 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 心身 【シンシン】 mind and body
  • 身障者 【シンショウシャ】 disabled person, physically handicapped person
  • 終身 【シュウシン】 the whole life
  • 等身 【トウシン】 body proportions

Kun reading compounds

  • 身 【み】 body, oneself, one's place, one's position, main part, meat (as opposed to bone, skin, etc.), wood (as opposed to bark), blade (as opposed to its handle), container (as opposed to its lid)
  • 身動き 【みうごき】 moving about, stirring about
  • 入れ墨 【いれずみ】 tattoo (esp. a traditional Japanese one), tattooing
  • 細身 【ほそみ】 narrow, thin (sized), slender

Readings

Chinese:
shen1, juan1
Korean:
sin

Spanish

  • cuerpo
  • uno mismo
  • posición

Portuguese

  • alguém
  • pessoa
  • fase da vida

French

  • individu
  • personne
  • situation sociale
255 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
339 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
323 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
331 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4601 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
791 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
937 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
546 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
59 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
59 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
394 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1768 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4368 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2213 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2977 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1256 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
38034 Morohashi
3553 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5928 New Nelson (John Haig)
1248 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1337 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
174 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
285 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
847 2001 Kanji
0a7.5 The Kanji Dictionary
4-7-3 SKIP code
4-7-4 SKIP code
2740.0 Four corner code
31-40 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8eab Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
sun, day
Parts:
Variants:

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  • 明 【メイ】 brightness, clarity, acumen, power of vision, nth year in the Meiji era (1868.9.8-1912.7.30)
  • 明暗 【メイアン】 light and darkness, light and shade
  • 光明 【コウミョウ】 bright light, hope, bright future, light emanating from a buddha or bodhisattva, symbolizing their wisdom and compassion
  • 英明 【エイメイ】 intelligent, wise, bright, brilliant, clear-sighted
  • 明 【ミョウ】 vidya (wisdom), mantra, the coming (July 4, 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 (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
  • 明り先 【あかりさき】 source of light
  • 明るい 【あかるい】 light, well-lit, well-lighted, bright (of a colour), brightly-coloured, brightly-colored, cheerful, bright, spirited, sunny (e.g. disposition), encouraging (for the future of a project, etc.), promising, of fair prospects, familiar (with), knowledgeable (about), well versed (in), fair (e.g. politics), clean, impartial
  • 明るむ 【あかるむ】 to brighten, to grow light
  • 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 (day, morning, etc.), following
  • 明くる 【あくる】 next (day, morning, etc.), following
  • あくる日 【あくるひ】 next day, following day
  • 明かす 【あかす】 to pass (the night), to spend, to reveal, to divulge, to disclose, to expose, to prove, to verify

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

7 strokes
Radical:
spear, halberd
Parts:
ego, I, selfish, our, oneself
Kun:
われわ.が-わが-
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
829 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 我 【ガ】 obstinacy, atman, the self, the ego
  • 我慢 【ガマン】 patience, endurance, perseverance, tolerance, self-control, self-denial
  • 無我 【ムガ】 selflessness, self-effacement, self-renunciation, anatta, anatman, doctrine that states that humans do not possess souls
  • 小我 【ショウガ】 the self, the ego

Kun reading compounds

  • 我 【われ】 I, me, oneself, you, prefix indicating familiarity or contempt
  • 我々 【われわれ】 we
  • 我 【われ】 I, me, oneself, you, prefix indicating familiarity or contempt
  • 我が 【わが】 my, our, one's own

Readings

Japanese names:
あ、 あが、 か
Chinese:
wo3
Korean:
a

Spanish

  • yo
  • uno mismo
  • ego

Portuguese

  • ego
  • Eu
  • egoísta
  • nosso
  • a si próprio

French

  • ego
  • je
  • moi
  • égoïste
  • notre
  • soi-même
745 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
833 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
817 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1392 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
200 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
719 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1329 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
545 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1302 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1381 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1164 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
837 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4362 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2208 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2971 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
647 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
11545 Morohashi
3548 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2028 New Nelson (John Haig)
640 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
690 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
380 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
848 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2259 2001 Kanji
0a7.10 The Kanji Dictionary
4-7-3 SKIP code
4-7-4 SKIP code
2355.0 Four corner code
18-70 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6211 Unicode hex code