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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On reading compounds

  • 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

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
1-44-31 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
547d Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
heart 心 (忄, ⺗)
Parts:
Variants:
grace, kindness, goodness, favor, mercy, blessing, benefit
On:
オン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N1
1418 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 恩 【オン】 favour, favor, obligation, debt of gratitude
  • 恩返し 【オンガエシ】 requital of a favour (favor), repayment (of an obligation, kindness, etc.)
  • 迎恩 【ゲイオン】 welcoming reception
  • 聖恩 【セイオン】 imperial blessings or favor (favour)

Readings

Japanese names:
めぐみ
Chinese:
en1
Korean:
eun

Spanish

  • gracia
  • bondad
  • favor
  • bendición
  • compasión

Portuguese

  • graça
  • gentileza
  • bondade
  • favor
  • misericórdia
  • benção
  • benefício

French

  • faveur
  • gentillesse
  • bonté
  • pitié
  • grâce
  • bénédiction
  • bienfait
558 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
654 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
624 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1353 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1684 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
668 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1294 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1225 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
555 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
564 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
757 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
779 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3289 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1700 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2311 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
613 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
10591 Morohashi
2655 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1851 New Nelson (John Haig)
606 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
652 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
709 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1458 2001 Kanji
4k6.23 The Kanji Dictionary
2-6-4 SKIP code
6033.0 Four corner code
1-18-24 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6069 Unicode hex code

2 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
person
Kun:
ひと-り-と
On:
ジンニン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
5 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 人 【ジン】 -ian (e.g. Italian), -ite (e.g. Tokyoite), -er (e.g. performer, etc.), person working with ..., man, person, people
  • 人為 【ジンイ】 human work, human agency, art, artificiality
  • 米人 【ベイジン】 American person
  • 俳人 【ハイジン】 haiku poet
  • 人 【ニン】 counter for people
  • 人気 【ニンキ】 popularity, public favor, condition (e.g. market), tone, character, nature
  • 同人 【ドウジン】 same person, said person, the person in question, coterie, clique, fraternity, kindred spirits, comrade, colleague, dōjin, doujin, Japanese fans or hobbyists who produce their owns magazines, manga, software, etc.
  • 代人 【ダイニン】 substitute, deputy, proxy, representative, agent

Kun reading compounds

  • 人 【ひと】 man, person, human being, mankind, people, human (Homo sapiens), humans as a species, character, personality, man of talent, true man, another person, other people, others, adult
  • 人一倍 【ひといちばい】 (much) more than others, exceedingly, extremely, unusually
  • 貴人 【きじん】 aristocrat, nobleman, dignitary, person of high rank
  • いい人 【いいひと】 good-natured person, good person, (one's) lover, boyfriend, girlfriend

Readings

Japanese names:
じ、 と、 ね、 ひこ、 ふみ
Chinese:
ren2
Korean:
in

Spanish

  • persona

Portuguese

  • pessoa

French

  • être humain
  • personne
30 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
39 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
39 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
9 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
339 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
4 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
11 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
14 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.5 Japanese for Busy People
1 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
15 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
42 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4175 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2111 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2857 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
960 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
344 Morohashi
3368 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
99 New Nelson (John Haig)
951 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1023 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
2 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
7 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1262 2001 Kanji
2a0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-2-4 SKIP code
8000.0 Four corner code
1-31-45 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4eba Unicode hex code