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
  • 名画 【メイガ】 famous picture, masterpiece (painting), film classic
  • 同名 【ドウメイ】 same name, homonym
  • 芸名 【ゲイメイ】 stage name
  • 名目 【メイモク】 name, title, appellation, (something) nominal, (under the) pretext (of), pretense
  • 苗字 【ミョウジ】 surname, family name
  • 仮名 【カメイ】 alias, pseudonym, pen name, nom de plume
  • 同名 【ドウメイ】 same name, homonym

Kun reading compounds

  • 名 【な】 name, given name, title, fame, renown, reputation, pretext, pretense, justification, appearance
  • 名残 【なごり】 remains, traces, vestiges, relics, (the sorrow of) parting, end
  • 仮名 【かめい】 alias, pseudonym, pen name, nom de plume
  • 片仮名 【かたかな】 katakana, angular Japanese syllabary used primarily for loanwords

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
1-44-30 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
540d Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
knife, sword 刀 (刂)
Parts:
in front, before
Kun:
まえ-まえ
On:
ゼン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
27 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 前 【ゼン】 the last (i.e. immediately preceding) (e.g. "the last mayor"), previous, one-time, former, pre- (e.g. "premodern"), before, earlier
  • 前衛 【ゼンエイ】 advance guard, vanguard, avant-garde (e.g. music)
  • 中前 【チュウゼン】 front of center field, front of centre field
  • 風前 【フウゼン】 where the wind blows

Kun reading compounds

  • 前 【まえ】 in front (of), before (e.g. the house), ago, before, previously, prior, (minutes) to (the hour), front (of something), head (e.g. of a line), fore part, front (e.g. seat), previous (e.g. entry in a list), prior, former, (in the) presence (of), in front (of someone), forward, ahead, helping, portion, front of the body, privates, private parts
  • 前売り 【まえうり】 advance sale, booking
  • 左前 【ひだりまえ】 wearing a kimono with the right side over the left (normally used only for the dead), going badly (one's business, one's fortune, the economy), being in a bad financial situation, front left, front and left, before and left
  • 出前 【でまえ】 home delivery (of food), outside catering

Readings

Japanese names:
さき、 さと、 まい
Chinese:
qian2
Korean:
jeon

Spanish

  • antes
  • delante de

Portuguese

  • em frente
  • antes

French

  • devant
  • avant
102 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
177 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
159 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
38 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
595 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
139 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
23 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
921 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.3 Japanese for Busy People
47 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
47 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
29 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
196 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2819 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1453 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1957 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
296 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2011X Morohashi
2266 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
490 New Nelson (John Haig)
290 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
309 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
53 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
182 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
943 2001 Kanji
2o7.3 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-6 SKIP code
2-2-7 SKIP code
8022.1 Four corner code
1-33-16 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
524d Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
un-, not yet, hitherto, still, even now, sign of the ram, 1-3PM, eighth sign of Chinese zodiac
Kun:
いま.だま.だひつじ
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
650 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 未 【ミ】 not yet, un-
  • 未解決 【ミカイケツ】 unsettled, pending, unresolved
  • 過現未 【カゲンミ】 past, present and future, three temporal states of existence
  • 未央柳 【ビヨウヤナギ】 Chinese hypericum (Hypericum monogynum)
  • 丁未 【ヒノトヒツジ】 Fire Sheep (44th year of the sexagenary cycle, e.g. 1907, 1967, 2027)
  • 癸未 【ミズノトヒツジ】 Water Sheep (20th year of the sexagenary cycle, e.g. 1943, 2003, 2063)

Kun reading compounds

  • 未だ 【まだ】 still, as yet, hitherto, only, not yet, more, besides, unfinished, incomplete, not yet finished with
  • 未だかつて 【いまだかつて】 not until now, never yet
  • 未だ 【まだ】 still, as yet, hitherto, only, not yet, more, besides, unfinished, incomplete, not yet finished with
  • 未だしも 【まだしも】 rather, better
  • 未 【ひつじ】 the Sheep (eighth sign of the Chinese zodiac), the Ram, the Goat, hour of the Sheep (around 2pm, 1-3pm, or 2-4pm), south-southwest, sixth month of the lunar calendar
  • 未草 【ひつじぐさ】 pygmy waterlily (Nymphaea tetragona)
  • 辛未 【かのとひつじ】 Metal Sheep (8th year of the sexagenary cycle, e.g. 1931, 1991, 2051)
  • 乙未 【きのとひつじ】 Wood Sheep (32nd year of the sexagenary cycle, e.g. 1955, 2015, 2075)

Readings

Chinese:
wei4
Korean:
mi

Spanish

  • aún no
  • todavía
  • hasta ahora

Portuguese

  • já-
  • não ainda
  • até aqui
  • ainda
  • até mesmo agora

French

  • non-
  • encore
  • pas encore
  • jusqu'ici
  • même maintenant
  • signe de la 8ème branche terrestre
  • signe du Mouton (zodiaque)
  • 13 à 15 heures
872 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
617 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
794 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
801 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
179 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
626 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
615 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
210 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
306 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
306 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
583 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1048 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4318 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2185 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2941 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
221 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14419 Morohashi
3506 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2535 New Nelson (John Haig)
216 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
229 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
458 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1464 2001 Kanji
0a5.27 The Kanji Dictionary
4-5-3 SKIP code
5090.0 Four corner code
1-44-4 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
672a Unicode hex code

12 strokes
Radical:
fire 火 (灬)
Parts:
nothingness, none, ain't, nothing, nil, not
Kun:
な.い
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
274 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 無 【ム】 nothing, naught, nought, nil, zero, un-, non-
  • 無意識 【ムイシキ】 unconsciousness, unconscious, involuntary, automatic, mechanical, unintentional, spontaneous, the unconscious (psychoanalysis)
  • 皆無 【カイム】 nonexistent, nil, none, nothing (at all), bugger-all
  • 虚無 【キョム】 nihility, nothingness
  • 無 【ブ】 un-, non-, bad ..., poor ...
  • 不気味 【ブキミ】 weird, ominous, eerie, uncanny, ghastly

Kun reading compounds

  • 無い 【ない】 nonexistent, not being (there), unowned, not had, unpossessed, unique, not, impossible, won't happen, not, to not be, to have not
  • ないと行けない 【ないといけない】 have to (verb), must (verb), is indispensable, absolutely necessary
  • 苦無 【くない】 ninja throwing knives, mediaeval farming tool for digging, prying, etc.

Readings

Chinese:
wu2, mo2
Korean:
mu

Spanish

  • nada
  • inexistente
  • prefijo negativo
  • no hay

Portuguese

  • Sem valor
  • nada
  • não sou/ estou
  • nihil
  • não

French

  • néant
  • rien
  • ne pas
  • non
  • in-
  • négatif
723 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
620 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
796 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
227 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2773 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
386 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
715 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1789 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
93 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
93 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
400 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1280 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2648 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1351 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1832 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1791 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
19113 Morohashi
2135 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3439 New Nelson (John Haig)
1775 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1913 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
179 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
600 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2340 2001 Kanji
4d8.8 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-10 SKIP code
2-8-4 SKIP code
8033.1 Four corner code
1-44-21 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7121 Unicode hex code