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

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 命 【メイ】 command, decree, life, destiny
  • 命運 【メイウン】 fate, doom
  • 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

Chinese:
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
44-31 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
547d Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
woman, female
Parts:
lady, woman, wife, bride
Kun:
よめ
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
671 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 婦 【フ】 married woman, woman, lady
  • 婦女暴行 【フジョボウコウ】 sexual assault (of a woman), rape
  • 保健婦 【ホケンフ】 district health nurse, public health nurse
  • 老婦 【ロウフ】 old woman

Kun reading compounds

  • 嫁 【よめ】 wife, bride, (one's) daughter-in-law

Readings

Japanese names:
Chinese:
fu4
Korean:
bu

Spanish

  • señora
  • mujer
  • esposa

Portuguese

  • dama
  • mulher
  • esposa
  • noiva

French

  • femme mariée
  • épouse
  • dame
  • femme
707 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
800 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
779 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
481 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1237 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
313 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
454 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1603 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
316 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
316 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
597 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
448 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
565 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
343 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
426 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1159 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
6432P Morohashi
469 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1243 New Nelson (John Haig)
1151 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1234 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
746 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1744 2001 Kanji
3e8.6 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-8 SKIP code
4742.7 Four corner code
41-56 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5a66 Unicode hex code