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

12 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
fall, drop, come down, village, hamlet
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
420 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 落語 【ラクゴ】 rakugo, traditional Japanese comic storytelling, comic story (told by a professional storyteller)
  • 落書き 【ラクガキ】 scrawl, scribble, graffiti
  • 崩落 【ホウラク】 collapse, break, cave-in, crash, (market) decline
  • 当落 【トウラク】 result (of an election), success or defeat (in an election), winning or losing (a lottery, raffle, etc.)

Kun reading compounds

  • 落ちる 【おちる】 to fall down, to drop, to fall (e.g. rain), to sink (e.g. sun or moon), to fall onto (e.g. light or one's gaze), to be used in a certain place (e.g. money), to be omitted, to be missing, to decrease, to sink, to fail (e.g. exam or class), to lose (contest, election, etc.), to crash, to degenerate, to degrade, to fall behind, to become indecent (of a conversation), to be ruined, to go under, to fade, to come out (e.g. a stain), to come off (e.g. makeup), to be removed (e.g. illness, possessing spirit, name on a list), to fall (into someone's hands), to become someone's possession, to fall (into a trap), to fall (for a trick), to give in, to give up, to confess, to flee, to fall, to be defeated, to surrender, to come to (in the end), to end in, to fall (in love, asleep, etc.), to swoon (judo), to consent, to understand, to go down (of a website, server, etc.), to crash, to log out (of an online game, chat room, etc.), to drop out, to leave, to go offline, to die, to move to the depths, to go down (of a website, server, etc.)
  • 落ち 【おち】 slip, omission, outcome, final result, the end, punch line (of a joke)
  • 落ち込む 【おちこむ】 to feel down, to feel sad, to be depressed, to be in low spirits, to be in a slump (business, economy, etc.), to be in an unfavourable condition, to fall into (e.g. a hole)
  • 付け落ち 【つけおち】 omission in a bill
  • 鳩尾 【みぞおち】 pit of the stomach, solar plexus, place where water falls
  • 落とす 【おとす】 to drop, to lose, to let fall, to shed (light), to cast (one's gaze), to pour in (liquid), to leave behind, to clean off (dirt, makeup, paint, etc.), to remove (e.g. stains or facial hair), to lose, to spend money at a certain place, to omit, to leave out, to secretly let escape, to lose (a match), to reject (an applicant), to fail (a course), to defeat (in an election), to lower (e.g. shoulders or voice), to lessen (e.g. production or body weight), to worsen (quality), to reduce (e.g. rank or popularity), to speak badly of, to make light of, to fall into straitened circumstances, to fall into (e.g. a dilemma or sin), to make one's own, to have one's bid accepted, to force surrender, to take (e.g. an enemy camp or castle), to forcefully convince, to press for a confession, to deal with, to download, to copy from a computer to another medium, to make someone swoon (judo), to finish a story (e.g. with the punch line), to finish (a period, e.g. of fasting)

Readings

Japanese names:
おち
Chinese:
luo4, la4, lao4
Korean:
rag

Spanish

  • caer
  • ser inferior
  • ser omitido
  • suspender
  • caerse
  • dejar caer
  • perder

Portuguese

  • cair
  • gotejar
  • descer

French

  • tomber
  • chute
  • perdre
330 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
431 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
408 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
393 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4003 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
557 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
869 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1733 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
839 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
858 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
280 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
664 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2907 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1494 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2019 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
305 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
31362P Morohashi
2318 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5130 New Nelson (John Haig)
299 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
320 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
327 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
414 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1977 2001 Kanji
3k9.13 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-9 SKIP code
4416.4 Four corner code
45-78 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
843d Unicode hex code