Jisho

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7 strokes
Radical:
scholar, bachelor
Parts:
Variants:
voice
Kun:
こえこわ-
On:
セイショウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
388 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 声楽 【セイガク】 vocal music
  • 声援 【セイエン】 (shout of) encouragement, cheering, rooting, support
  • 肉声 【ニクセイ】 natural voice (without a microphone)
  • 和声 【ワセイ】 harmony, concord, consonance
  • 声点 【ショウテン】 tone mark, mark placed in one of the four corners of a hanzi to show the tone in Chinese
  • 声符 【ショウフ】 tone mark, mark placed in one of the four corners of a hanzi to show the tone in Chinese
  • 高声 【コウセイ】 loud voice, high-pitched voice
  • 上声 【ジョウショウ】 rising tone (in Chinese), (of a Japanese accent) having a high, flat tone

Kun reading compounds

  • 声 【こえ】 voice, singing (of a bird), chirping (of an insect), hoot, voice, opinion (as expressed in words), view, wish, attitude, will, sound, sense (of something's arrival), feeling, voice, voiced sound
  • 声かけ 【こえかけ】 saying something (to someone), greeting, approaching (someone)
  • 一声 【いっせい】 voice, cry, shout
  • 険しい声 【けわしいこえ】 sharp voice

Readings

Chinese:
sheng1
Korean:
seong

Spanish

  • voz
  • fama
  • reputación
  • rumor

Portuguese

  • Voz

French

  • voix
97 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
170 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
153 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
467 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1066 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
226 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
146 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
465 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.14 Japanese for Busy People
746 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
759 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
619 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
396 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2724 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1393 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1880 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1914 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5645 Morohashi
2198 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
989 New Nelson (John Haig)
1896 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2044 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
299 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
147 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1460 2001 Kanji
3p4.4 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-4 SKIP code
4027.7 Four corner code
32-28 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
58f0 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
sun, day
Parts:
Variants:

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 明 【メイ】 brightness, clarity, acumen, power of vision
  • 明暗 【メイアン】 light and darkness, light and shade
  • 光明 【コウミョウ】 bright light, hope, bright future, light emanating from a buddha or bodhisattva, symbolizing their wisdom and compassion
  • 英明 【エイメイ】 intelligent, wise, bright, brilliant, clear-sighted
  • 明 【ミョウ】 vidya (wisdom), mantra, the coming (4th of July, etc.)
  • 明日 【アシタ】 tomorrow, near future
  • 光明 【コウミョウ】 bright light, hope, bright future, light emanating from a buddha or bodhisattva, symbolizing their wisdom and compassion
  • 内明 【ナイミョウ】 adhyatmavidya (inner studies, ancient Indian philosophy)
  • 明 【ミン】 Ming (dynasty of China, 1368-1644)
  • 明楽 【ミンガク】 Ming-era Chinese music (popularized in Japan during the early 17th century)

Kun reading compounds

  • 明かり 【あかり】 light, illumination, glow, gleam, lamp, light
  • 明り先 【あかりさき】 source of light
  • 明るい 【あかるい】 light, well-lit, well-lighted, bright (of a colour), brightly-coloured, brightly-colored, cheerful, bright, spirited, sunny (e.g. disposition), encouraging (for the future of a project, etc.), promising, of fair prospects, familiar (with), knowledgeable (about), well versed (in), fair (e.g. politics), clean, impartial
  • 明るむ 【あかるむ】 to brighten, to grow light
  • 明らむ 【あからむ】 to become luminous at dawn (esp. the sky)
  • 明らか 【あきらか】 obvious, evident, clear, plain
  • 明らかにする 【あきらかにする】 to make clear, to clarify, to disclose, to make public
  • 開ける 【あける】 to open (a door, etc.), to unwrap (e.g. parcel, package), to unlock, to open (for business, etc.), to empty, to remove, to make space, to make room, to move out, to clear out, to be away from (e.g. one's house), to leave (temporarily), to dawn, to grow light, to end (of a period, season), to begin (of the New Year), to leave (one's schedule) open, to make time (for), to make (a hole), to open up (a hole)
  • 開く 【あく】 to open (e.g. doors), to open (e.g. business, etc.), to be empty, to be vacant, to be available, to be free, to be open (e.g. neckline, etc.), to have been opened (of one's eyes, mouth, etc.), to come to an end, to open (one's eyes, mouth, etc.), to have a hole, to form a gap, to have an interval (between events)
  • 明くる 【あくる】 next (day, morning, etc.), following
  • 明くる 【あくる】 next (day, morning, etc.), following
  • あくる日 【あくるひ】 next day, following day
  • 明かす 【あかす】 to pass (the night), to spend, to reveal, to divulge, to disclose, to expose, to prove, to verify

Readings

Japanese names:
あきら、 あけ、 あす、 きら、 け、 さや、 さやか、 とし、 はる、 み、 め
Chinese:
ming2
Korean:
myeong

Spanish

  • luz
  • brillo
  • claridad
  • listo
  • inteligente
  • claro
  • luminoso
  • iluminar
  • aclarar

Portuguese

  • brilhante
  • luz

French

  • clair
  • lumière
141 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
228 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
208 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
84 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2110 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
58 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
186 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
623 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.9 Japanese for Busy People
18 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
18 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
106 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
984 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1060 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
572 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
756 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
20 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13805 Morohashi
855 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2435 New Nelson (John Haig)
20 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
20 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
152 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
167 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3846 2001 Kanji
4c4.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-4 SKIP code
6702.0 Four corner code
44-32 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
660e Unicode hex code