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

4 strokes
Radical:
sun, day
Parts:
day, sun, Japan, counter for days
Kun:
-び-か
On:
ニチジツ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
1 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 日 【ニチ】 Sunday, day (of the month), counter for days, Japan
  • 日時 【ニチジ】 date and time
  • 抗日 【コウニチ】 anti-Japanese
  • 在日 【ザイニチ】 resident in Japan (of a foreigner), situated in Japan (e.g. of an embassy), Korean living in Japan
  • 日月 【ジツゲツ】 sun and moon, time, days and months, years, Sunday and Monday
  • 日外 【ジツガイ】 at one time, some time ago, once
  • 後日 【ゴジツ】 in the future, another day, later
  • 両日 【リョウジツ】 both days, two days

Kun reading compounds

  • 日 【ひ】 day, days, sun, sunshine, sunlight, case (esp. unfortunate), event
  • 日陰 【ひかげ】 shade, shadow, sunshine
  • 在りし日 【ありしひ】 past days, bygone days, days of yore, the olden days, while still alive, during one's lifetime
  • あくる日 【あくるひ】 next day, following day

Readings

Japanese names:
あ、 あき、 いる、 く、 くさ、 こう、 す、 たち、 に、 にっ、 につ、 へ
Chinese:
ri4
Korean:
il

Spanish

  • día
  • solar
  • Japón
  • sol
  • rayo de sol

Portuguese

  • dia
  • sol
  • Japão

French

  • jour
  • soleil
  • Japon
  • compteur de jours
11 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
13 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
62 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2097 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
5 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
56 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
77 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1.A Japanese for Busy People
5 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
5 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
16 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
963 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3759 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1915 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2606 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
12 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13733 Morohashi
3027 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2410 New Nelson (John Haig)
12 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
12 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
3 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
33 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3878 2001 Kanji
4c0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-1 SKIP code
4-4-1 SKIP code
6010.0 Four corner code
38-92 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
65e5 Unicode hex code