Jisho

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7 strokes
Radical:
woman, female
Parts:
Variants:
exquisite, strange, queer, mystery, miracle, excellent, delicate, charming
Kun:
たえ
On:
ミョウビョウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1122 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 妙 【ミョウ】 strange, weird, odd, curious, wonder, mystery, miracle, excellence, cleverness, adroitness, knack, skill
  • 妙案 【ミョウアン】 ingenious idea, excellent plan, bright idea
  • 絶妙 【ゼツミョウ】 exquisite, superb, perfect, miraculous
  • 軽妙 【ケイミョウ】 light and easy, lambent, clever, witty, smart
  • 神妙 【シンミョウ】 meek, quiet, docile, humble, faithful, obedient, mysterious, marvelous, marvellous

Kun reading compounds

  • 妙なる 【たえなる】 exquisite (e.g. melody), melodious, delicate, enchanting
  • 妙なる調べ 【たえなるしらべ】 enchanting melody, sweet tune
  • 白妙 【しろたえ】 white cloth, white

Readings

Chinese:
miao4
Korean:
myo

Spanish

  • exquisito
  • encantador
  • admirable
  • extraño
  • raro
  • misterioso
  • joven

Portuguese

  • estranho
  • seleto
  • afeminado
  • mistério
  • milagre
  • charmoso
  • delicado
  • excelente

French

  • bizarre
  • surprenant
  • mystère
  • merveilleux
  • excellent
  • exquis
  • délicat
  • charmant
1841 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1045 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1199 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1321 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1188 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
614 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1154 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1209 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1150 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
437 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
280 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
176 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
210 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
124 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
6090 Morohashi
239 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1191 New Nelson (John Haig)
123 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
130 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1114 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1760 2001 Kanji
3e4.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-4 SKIP code
4942.0 Four corner code
44-15 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5999 Unicode hex code

調

15 strokes
Radical:
speech 言 (訁)
Parts:
tune, tone, meter, key (music), writing style, prepare, exorcise, investigate, harmonize, mediate
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
87 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 調 【チョウ】 pitch, tone, key, time, tempo, mood, tendency, style, tax paid in kind (ritsuryo period), first a tax on rice fields and households, then on individuals
  • 調印 【チョウイン】 signature, signing, sealing
  • 長調 【チョウチョウ】 major key
  • 空調 【クウチョウ】 air conditioning

Kun reading compounds

  • 調べる 【しらべる】 to examine, to look up, to investigate, to check up, to sense, to study, to inquire, to search
  • 調べ 【しらべ】 investigation, inspection, examination, tune, note, melody
  • 調べる 【しらべる】 to examine, to look up, to investigate, to check up, to sense, to study, to inquire, to search
  • 取り調べ 【とりしらべ】 investigation (e.g. by police or prosecutors), examination, inquiry, enquiry
  • 整う 【ととのう】 to be ready, to be prepared, to be arranged, to be in order, to be put in order, to be well-ordered, to be well-proportioned, to be harmonious, to be adjusted, to be regulated, to be refined (e.g. of a face), to be settled (e.g. treaty, contract), to be completed
  • 整える 【ととのえる】 to put in order, to arrange, to tidy up, to straighten, to adjust, to fix, to get ready, to prepare, to arrange, to supply, to assemble, to buy, to work out (e.g. business deal), to arrange (e.g. marriage), to settle

Readings

Japanese names:
ぎ、 つぎ
Chinese:
diao4, tiao2
Korean:
jo, ju

Spanish

  • melodía
  • tono
  • investigar
  • comprobar
  • arreglar
  • poner en orden

Portuguese

  • canção
  • tom
  • métrica
  • clave (música)
  • estilo de escrever
  • preparar
  • exorcisar
  • investigar

French

  • enquête
  • mélodie
  • ton (majeur/mineur)
  • style d'écriture
  • préparer
  • exorciser
471 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
369 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
348 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
108 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4392 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
376 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
906 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2328 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.9 Japanese for Busy People
342 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
342 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
210 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1699 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1973 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1051 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1417 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
355 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
35609P Morohashi
1567 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5647 New Nelson (John Haig)
349 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
373 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
219 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
434 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3049 2001 Kanji
7a8.16 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-8 SKIP code
0762.0 Four corner code
36-20 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8abf Unicode hex code