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】 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

20 strokes
Radical:
heart 心 (忄, ⺗)
Parts:
Variants:
state of suspension, hang, depend, consult, distant, far apart
Kun:
か.けるか.かる
On:
ケン
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
889 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 懸賞 【ケンショウ】 offering a prize, prize competition, prize, reward
  • 懸案 【ケンアン】 pending question, unresolved problem
  • 倒懸 【トウケン】 hanging (someone) upside down
  • 懸案 【ケンアン】 pending question, unresolved problem
  • 懸念 【ケネン】 worry, fear, anxiety, concern
  • 首懸 【コウガケ】 leather strap put across a horse's neck
  • 弓懸け 【ユガケ】 archer's glove (with a groove for pulling the string)

Kun reading compounds

  • 掛ける 【かける】 to hang up (e.g. a coat, a picture on the wall), to let hang, to suspend (from), to hoist (e.g. sail), to raise (e.g. flag), to put on (e.g. a blanket), to put on top of, to cover, to lay, to spread, to put on (glasses, etc.), to wear (a necklace, etc.), to make (a call), to spend (time, money), to expend, to use, to pour (liquid) onto, to sprinkle (powder or spices) onto, to splash, to throw (e.g. water) onto, to turn on (an engine, radio, etc.), to set (a dial, an alarm clock, etc.), to put on (a DVD, a song, etc.), to cause (somebody inconvenience, trouble, etc.), to burden (someone), to impose, to multiply (arithmetic operation), to secure (e.g. lock), to take a seat, to sit, to rest (something on something else), to support (something on something else), to bind, to wager, to bet, to risk, to stake, to gamble, to put an effect (spell, anaesthetic, etc.) on, to hold (a play, festival, etc.), to hold an emotion for (pity, hope, etc.), to argue (in court), to deliberate (in a meeting), to present (e.g. idea to a conference, etc.), to increase further, to catch (in a trap, etc.), to set atop, to erect (a makeshift building), to apply (insurance), to pun (on a word), to use (a word) as a pivot word, to play on words, to be partway doing ..., to begin (but not complete) ..., to be about to ..., to address (someone), to direct (something, to someone), to do (something, to someone)
  • 掛かる 【かかる】 to take (a resource, e.g. time or money), to hang, to come into view, to arrive, to come under (a contract, a tax), to start (engines, motors), to attend, to deal with, to handle, to have started to, to be on the verge of, to overlap (e.g. information in a manual), to cover, to (come) at, to be fastened, to be covered (e.g. with dust, a table-cloth, etc.), to be caught in, to get a call, to depend on

Readings

Chinese:
xuan2
Korean:
hyeon

Spanish

  • suspender
  • colgar
  • depender
  • estar suspendido

Portuguese

  • suspender
  • pendurar
  • 10%
  • instalar
  • depender
  • consultar

French

  • suspendre
  • pendre
  • 10%
  • installer
  • dépendre
  • consulter
1225 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1275 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1790 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1283 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1328 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2984 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
911 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
933 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
450 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
806 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3632 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1855 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2532 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1406 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
11462 Morohashi
2915 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2011 New Nelson (John Haig)
1394 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1495 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1930 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1258 2001 Kanji
4k16.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-16-4 SKIP code
6233.9 Four corner code
2233.9 Four corner code
23-92 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
61f8 Unicode hex code