Jisho

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8 strokes
Radical:
woman, female
Parts:
younger sister
Kun:
いもうと
On:
マイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
1446 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 義妹 【ギマイ】 sister-in-law (spouse's younger sister or younger brothers's wife), younger stepsister, younger adopted sister, non-blood-related younger sister
  • 弟妹 【テイマイ】 younger brother and sister

Kun reading compounds

  • 妹 【いもうと】 younger sister
  • 妹御 【いもうとご】 (another person's) younger sister

Readings

Japanese names:
す、 せ、 も
Chinese:
mei4
Korean:
mae

Spanish

  • hermana menor

Portuguese

  • irmã mais jovem

French

  • soeur cadette
319 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
226 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
207 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1204 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1204 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
427 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
153 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
848 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.15 Japanese for Busy People
408 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
412 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
78 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
441 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
333 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
208 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
250 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
225 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
6138 Morohashi
278 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1199 New Nelson (John Haig)
220 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
234 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
166 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1764 2001 Kanji
3e5.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-5 SKIP code
4549.0 Four corner code
43-69 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
59b9 Unicode hex code

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