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, last 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:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
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

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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  • 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

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
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

9 strokes
Radical:
hand 手 (扌龵)
Parts:
finger, point to, indicate, put into, play (chess), measure (ruler)
Kun:
ゆびさ.す-さ.し
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
155 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 指揮者 【シキシャ】 (musical) conductor, commander, leader, director
  • 指揮 【シキ】 command, direction
  • 中指 【ナカユビ】 middle finger, long finger, second finger, tall finger, middle toe, third toe
  • 食指 【ショクシ】 index finger, forefinger

Kun reading compounds

  • 指 【ゆび】 finger, toe, digit
  • 指先 【ゆびさき】 fingertip, finger, toe tip, toe
  • 中指 【なかゆび】 middle finger, long finger, second finger, tall finger, middle toe, third toe
  • 食指 【しょくし】 index finger, forefinger
  • 指す 【さす】 to point, to nominate, to select someone, to specify some person, to identify, to indicate, to point out, to play (a game of shogi), to move (a piece), to extend one's arm straight ahead (in dance)
  • 刺股 【さすまた】 sasumata, man catcher, two-pronged weapon for catching criminals

Readings

Japanese names:
い、 いぶ、 さし、 さす
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zhi3, zhi1
Korean:
ji

Spanish

  • dedo
  • apuntar
  • señalar

Portuguese

  • dedo
  • apontar para
  • indicar
  • colocar dentro
  • jogo (xadrez)
  • medida (governantal)

French

  • doigt
  • désigner
  • indiquer
  • jouer (échecs)
  • mesure (règle, mètre)
226 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
305 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
289 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
241 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1904 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
729 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
569 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
800 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1041 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1082 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
775 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
888 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
452 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
278 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
337 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
666 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
12034 Morohashi
378 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2152 New Nelson (John Haig)
659 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
711 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
292 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
327 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1378 2001 Kanji
3c6.15 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-6 SKIP code
5206.1 Four corner code
1-27-56 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6307 Unicode hex code