Jisho

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8 strokes
Radical:
mouth, opening
Parts:
fate, command, decree, destiny, life, appoint
Kun:
いのち
On:
メイミョウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
465 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 命 【メイ】 order, command, decree, life, destiny, fate
  • 命運 【メイウン】 fate, destiny
  • 延命 【エンメイ】 keeping alive longer, prolonging life, life extension, life-support
  • 十月革命 【ジュウガツカクメイ】 October Revolution
  • 命婦 【ミョウブ】 title for high-ranking court ladies
  • 延命 【エンメイ】 keeping alive longer, prolonging life, life extension, life-support
  • 安心立命 【アンシンリツメイ】 spiritual peace and enlightenment, keeping an unperturbed mind through faith

Kun reading compounds

  • 命 【いのち】 life, life force, lifetime, lifespan, most important thing, foundation, core, paired tattoos of the "life" kanji on the upper arms of a man and woman (indicating unwavering love), fate, destiny, karma
  • 命からがら 【いのちからがら】 for dear life, barely escaping alive
  • 貴い命 【たっといいのち】 precious life
  • 露の命 【つゆのいのち】 life as evanescent as the dew

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ming4
Korean:
myeong

Spanish

  • orden
  • mandato
  • vida

Portuguese

  • destino
  • comando
  • decreto
  • vida

French

  • destinée
  • destin
  • ordre
  • décret
  • vie
  • nommer (à un poste)
519 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
416 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
394 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
388 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
430 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
387 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
411 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
671 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
578 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
587 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
997 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
325 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2553 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1303 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1772 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1412 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3473 Morohashi
2058 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
767 New Nelson (John Haig)
1400 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1502 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
249 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
316 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2844 2001 Kanji
2a6.26 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-6 SKIP code
2-3-5 SKIP code
8062.7 Four corner code
1-44-31 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
547d Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
orders, laws, command, decree, good
On:
レイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N2
804 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 令 【レイ】 command, order, dictation, nth year in the Reiwa era (May 1, 2019-)
  • 令状 【レイジョウ】 warrant, summons, written order
  • 号令 【ゴウレイ】 order (esp. to a number of people), command, ritual of bowing at start and end of school class
  • 政令 【セイレイ】 government ordinance, cabinet order

Readings

Japanese names:
のり、 りょう、 れ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ling4, ling2, ling3
Korean:
ryeong

Spanish

  • órdenes
  • leyes

Portuguese

  • pedidos
  • leis antigas
  • comando
  • decreto

French

  • ordre
  • anciennes lois
  • décret
736 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
633 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
603 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
668 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
360 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
496 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
303 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
155 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
831 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
850 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
998 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
46 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2489 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1259 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1725 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1413 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
387 Morohashi
1995 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
121 New Nelson (John Haig)
1401 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1503 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
460 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2844 2001 Kanji
2a3.9 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-3 SKIP code
2-3-2 SKIP code
8030.7 Four corner code
8022.7 Four corner code
1-46-65 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4ee4 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
roof
Parts:
Variants:
reality, truth, seed, fruit, nut
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
68 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 実 【ジツ】 truth, reality, sincerity, honesty, fidelity, content, substance, (good) result
  • 実演 【ジツエン】 demonstration, presentation, stage show, performance
  • 名実 【メイジツ】 in name and in reality, nominally and virtually, form and contents
  • 内実 【ナイジツ】 the facts, the truth, the true state of affairs, in truth, in fact, in reality, actually
  • 故実 【コジツ】 ancient practices, old customs

Kun reading compounds

  • 実 【み】 fruit, nut, seed, (in broth) pieces of meat, vegetable, etc., content, substance
  • 実り 【みのり】 ripening (of a crop), crop, harvest
  • 浮き実 【うきみ】 soup garnish
  • 桷 【ずみ】 Toringo crabapple (Malus sieboldii)
  • 実る 【みのる】 to bear fruit, to ripen
  • 実るほど頭の下がる稲穂かな 【みのるほどあたまのさがるいなほかな】 the more learned, the more humble, the boughs bearing the most hang lowest
  • 誠 【まこと】 truth, reality, sincerity, honesty, integrity, fidelity, that's right
  • 実に 【じつに】 indeed, really, absolutely, truly, actually, very, quite
  • 嘘から出たまこと 【うそからでたまこと】 something intended as a lie or joke which (by chance) ends up being true, lie turned truth
  • 実り 【みのり】 ripening (of a crop), crop, harvest
  • 実る 【みのる】 to bear fruit, to ripen

Readings

Japanese names:
ぐみ、 さね
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shi2
Korean:
sil

Spanish

  • realidad
  • verdad
  • fruta
  • nuez
  • semilla
  • contenido
  • buen resultado
  • dar frutos
  • madurar

Portuguese

  • realidade
  • verdade

French

  • réalité
  • vérité
233 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
312 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
296 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
89 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1297 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
233 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
466 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
678 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.20 Japanese for Busy People
203 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
203 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
672 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
470 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2765 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1416 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1911 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1586 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7124 Morohashi
2225 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1324 New Nelson (John Haig)
1572 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1694 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
37 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
301 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
763 2001 Kanji
3m5.4 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-5 SKIP code
3053.0 Four corner code
1-28-34 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5b9f Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
go, do
Parts:
going, journey, carry out, conduct, act, line, row, bank
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
20 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 行 【コウ】 going, travelling, traveling, journey, trip, act, action, bank, counter for banks, counter for groups or parties of people, type of classical Chinese verse (usu. an epic from the Tang period onwards), shopping district (of similar merchants; in the Sui and Tang periods), merchants' guild (in the Tang period)
  • 行為 【コウイ】 act, deed, conduct
  • 並行 【ヘイコウ】 going side-by-side, going abreast, running concurrently, occurring at the same time, keeping pace with
  • 性行 【セイコウ】 character and conduct
  • 行 【ギョウ】 line (of text), row, verse, carya (austerities), samskara (formations), semi-cursive style (of writing Chinese characters), running style
  • 行革 【ギョウカク】 administrative reform
  • 奉行 【ブギョウ】 magistrate, shogunate administrator
  • 修行 【シュギョウ】 training, practice, discipline, study, ascetic practices
  • 行脚 【アンギャ】 pilgrimage, walking tour, travelling (on foot)
  • 行火 【アンカ】 bed warmer, foot warmer

Kun reading compounds

  • 行く 【いく】 to go, to move (in a direction or towards a specific location), to head (towards), to be transported (towards), to reach, to proceed, to take place, to pass through, to come and go, to walk, to die, to pass away, to do (in a specific way), to stream, to flow, to continue, to have an orgasm, to come, to cum, to trip, to get high, to have a drug-induced hallucination
  • 行く先 【ゆくさき】 destination, whereabouts, future, prospects
  • 行く 【いく】 to go, to move (in a direction or towards a specific location), to head (towards), to be transported (towards), to reach, to proceed, to take place, to pass through, to come and go, to walk, to die, to pass away, to do (in a specific way), to stream, to flow, to continue, to have an orgasm, to come, to cum, to trip, to get high, to have a drug-induced hallucination
  • 行方 【ゆくえ】 (one's) whereabouts, destination, where one is headed, outcome, course (of events), development, direction, tide, future, journey ahead
  • 行う 【おこなう】 to perform, to do, to conduct oneself, to carry out
  • 行う 【おこなう】 to perform, to do, to conduct oneself, to carry out

Readings

Japanese names:
いく、 なみ、 なめ、 みち、 ゆき、 ゆく
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xing2, hang2, hang4, xing4
Korean:
haeng, hang

Spanish

  • ir
  • fila
  • línea (texto)
  • ocurrencia
  • conducta
  • realizar
  • llevar a cabo
  • ocurrir

Portuguese

  • ir
  • viagem
  • viajar

French

  • aller
  • voyage
73 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
131 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
118 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
31 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4213 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
24 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
82 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
245 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.4 Japanese for Busy People
68 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
68 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
58 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1613 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
246 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
157 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
187 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
882 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
34029 Morohashi
212 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5419 New Nelson (John Haig)
873 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
938 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
18 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
123 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2053 2001 Kanji
3i3.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-3 SKIP code
2122.1 Four corner code
1-25-52 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
884c Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
weapon, lance
Parts:
grade, steps, stairs
On:
ダンタン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N3
479 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 段 【ダン】 step, stair, (flight of) steps, (row of) stitches, columns (of print), grade, rank, level, counter for breaks in written language (or speech, etc.), dan, senior rank in martial arts, go, shogi, etc.
  • 段階 【ダンカイ】 stage, step, phase, level, rank, grade, gradation, order, stairs
  • 特段 【トクダン】 exceptional, unusual, special, especially, exceptionally, unusually
  • 中段 【チュウダン】 half-way up a slope or stairway, landing, center of three (horizontal) columns (of print) (centre)
  • 反 【タン】 variable measure of fabric (28.8 cm in width), for kimonos: at least 10 m in length, for haori: at least 7.27 m in length, for other clothes: at least 6.06 m in length, 300 tsubo (991.74 meters square, 0.24506 acres), six ken (10.91 m)
  • 反物 【タンモノ】 fabric, cloth, textiles, drapery, dry-goods, piece goods, measure of kimono material
  • 減反 【ゲンタン】 reduction (of crop size), reduction of acreage (under cultivation)
  • 一反 【イッタン】 one-tenth hectare

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
duan4
Korean:
dan

Spanish

  • escalón
  • escalera
  • grado

Portuguese

  • grau
  • passos
  • escada

French

  • étape
  • marche
  • escalier
944 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
931 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
340 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2452 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
911 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
656 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
874 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.18 Japanese for Busy People
362 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
363 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
608 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1139 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1471 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
780 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1059 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1876 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
16619 Morohashi
1144 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2991 New Nelson (John Haig)
1859 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2003 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
425 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
891 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2668 2001 Kanji
2s7.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-4 SKIP code
7744.7 Four corner code
1-35-42 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6bb5 Unicode hex code

12 strokes
Radical:
mound, dam (阝 left) 阜 (阝)
Parts:
Variants:
storey, stair, counter for storeys of a building
Kun:
きざはし
On:
カイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N2
513 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 階 【カイ】 storey, story, floor, stairs, stage (in chronostratigraphy), counter for storeys and floors of a building
  • 階級 【カイキュウ】 (social) class, rank, grade
  • 中二階 【チュウニカイ】 mezzanine floor
  • 位階 【イカイ】 court rank

Kun reading compounds

  • 階 【きざはし】 stairs, stairs at the front of a noh stage

Readings

Japanese names:
しな、 と、 はし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jie1
Korean:
gye

Spanish

  • piso
  • nivel
  • grado
  • posición

Portuguese

  • Andar de edifícios
  • grau
  • sufixo para contagem de andares de um edifício

French

  • étage
  • niveau
  • compteur d'étages
361 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
262 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
242 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
253 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5011 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
436 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
991 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1840 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.18 Japanese for Busy People
588 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
597 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
607 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
743 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
761 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
451 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
569 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1318 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
41755 Morohashi
624 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6469 New Nelson (John Haig)
1309 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1406 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
328 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
392 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3678 2001 Kanji
2d9.6 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-9 SKIP code
1-2-9 SKIP code
7226.2 Four corner code
7126.1 Four corner code
1-19-12 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
968e Unicode hex code