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
  • 名字 【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
44-30 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
540d Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
sign 示 (礻)
Parts:
gods, mind, soul
Kun:
かみかん-こう-
On:
シンジン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
347 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 神 【シン】 spirit, psyche, god, deity, divinity, kami
  • 神学 【シンガク】 theology
  • 鬼神 【キシン】 fierce god
  • 海神 【カイシン】 sea god, Poseidon, Neptune
  • 神 【シン】 spirit, psyche, god, deity, divinity, kami
  • 神宮 【ジングウ】 high-status Shinto shrine with connection to imperial family, imperial Shinto shrine
  • 天神 【テンジン】 heavenly god, heavenly gods, spirit of Sugawara no Michizane, Tenmangu shrine (dedicated to Michizane's spirit), pit of a dried plum, dried plum, tenjin hairstyle, prostitute of the second-highest class (Edo period)
  • 石神 【シャクジン】 stone which is worshipped, image of a god in stone

Kun reading compounds

  • 神 【かみ】 god, deity, divinity, spirit, kami, incredible, fantastic, amazing, emperor of Japan, thunder
  • 神様 【かみさま】 God, god, ace, king, superior person, god (amongst men)
  • 大神 【おおかみ】 god
  • ギ神 【ギかみ】 Greek mythology

Readings

Japanese names:
か、 かぐ、 かな、 かも、 くま、 こ、 こは、 だま、 み
Chinese:
shen2
Korean:
sin

Spanish

  • dios
  • alma

Portuguese

  • Deus
  • mente
  • alma
  • divindade
  • divino

French

  • divinité
  • esprit
  • âme
257 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
340 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
324 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
229 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3245 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
205 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
774 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
853 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
310 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
310 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
586 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1422 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1143 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
615 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
821 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1128 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
24673P Morohashi
912 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4087 New Nelson (John Haig)
1119 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1200 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
191 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
333 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
655 2001 Kanji
4e5.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-5 SKIP code
3520.6 Four corner code
31-32 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
795e Unicode hex code

3 strokes
Radical:
big, very
Parts:
large, big
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
7 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 大 【ダイ】 the large part of, big, large, great, approximate size, no larger than, -university, large (e.g. serving size), loud (e.g. volume setting)
  • 大英博物館 【ダイエイハクブツカン】 British Museum
  • 国大 【コクダイ】 national university
  • 電通大 【デンツウダイ】 University of Electro-Communications
  • 大 【タイ】 nth year in the Taishō era (1912.7.30-1926.12.25)
  • 大尉 【タイイ】 captain (Army, U.S. Marine Corps, USAF), lieutenant (Navy), flight lieutenant (RAF, RAAF, RNZAF, etc.)
  • 負荷増大 【フカゾウタイ】 load increase
  • 御大 【オンタイ】 boss, governor, headman

Kun reading compounds

  • 大きい 【おおきい】 big, large, great, loud, extensive, spacious, important, decisive, valuable, older, grown up

Readings

Japanese names:
うふ、 お、 おう、 た、 たかし、 とも、 はじめ、 ひろ、 ひろし、 まさ、 まさる、 もと、 わ
Chinese:
da4, dai4
Korean:
dae, da, tae

Spanish

  • grande
  • muy
  • mucho

Portuguese

  • grande
  • enorme

French

  • grand
22 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
25 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
53 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
7 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1171 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
32 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
40 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
48 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.2 Japanese for Busy People
26 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
26 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
87 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
408 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4224 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2133 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2882 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
108 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5831 Morohashi
3416 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1133 New Nelson (John Haig)
107 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
112 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
5 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
14 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1463 2001 Kanji
0a3.18 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-4 SKIP code
4003.0 Four corner code
34-71 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5927 Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
sign 示 (礻)
Parts:
company, firm, office, association, shrine
Kun:
やしろ
On:
シャ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
21 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 社 【シャ】 company, association, society, regional Chinese god of the earth (or a village built in its honour), counter for companies, shrines, etc.
  • 社員 【シャイン】 company employee, member of a corporation, company stockholder (esp. in legal contexts)
  • 大社 【タイシャ】 grand shrine, famous shrine, Izumo Grand Shrine
  • 親会社 【オヤガイシャ】 parent company

Kun reading compounds

  • 社 【やしろ】 shrine (usually Shinto)
  • 大社 【たいしゃ】 grand shrine, famous shrine, Izumo Grand Shrine
  • 村のお社 【むらのおやしろ】 village shrine

Readings

Japanese names:
こそ
Chinese:
she4
Korean:
sa

Spanish

  • compañía
  • asociación
  • sociedad
  • santuario shintoísta

Portuguese

  • companhia
  • firme
  • escritório
  • associação
  • templo

French

  • temple shinto
  • compagnie
  • firme
  • bureau
  • association
234 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
153 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
137 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
30 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3231 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
203 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
76 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
406 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.1 Japanese for Busy People
308 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
308 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
60 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1418 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1042 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
562 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
745 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1101 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
24631P Morohashi
840 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4065 New Nelson (John Haig)
1092 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1173 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
82 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
145 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
672 2001 Kanji
4e3.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-3 SKIP code
3421.0 Four corner code
28-50 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
793e Unicode hex code