Jisho

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8 strokes
Radical:
sun, day
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Variants:

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On reading compounds

  • 明 【メイ】 brightness, discernment, insight, an eye (for), eyesight, vision, nth year in the Meiji era (1868.9.8-1912.7.30)
  • 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 (July 4, 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 (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】 clear, obvious, evident, plain, definite, bright, light
  • 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
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
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
1-44-32 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
660e Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
heart 心 (忄, ⺗)
Parts:
cheerful, pleasant, agreeable, comfortable
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
1074 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 快 【カイ】 pleasure, delight, enjoyment
  • 快感 【カイカン】 pleasant feeling, pleasant sensation, pleasure
  • 豪快 【ゴウカイ】 hearty, tremendous, magnificent, glorious, splendid, heroic, stirring
  • 明快 【メイカイ】 clear, clear-cut, lucid, unequivocal, explicit

Kun reading compounds

  • 快い 【こころよい】 pleasant, agreeable, comfortable, refreshing

Readings

Japanese names:
よし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
kuai4
Korean:
kwae

Spanish

  • agradable
  • bueno
  • curarse
  • rápido
  • placentero

Portuguese

  • confortável
  • agradável
  • alegre

French

  • agréable
  • gai
  • plaisant
  • confortable
566 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
661 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
631 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
882 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1654 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
827 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
531 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
372 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1409 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1498 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
656 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
808 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
289 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
182 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
218 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1657 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
10369 Morohashi
245 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1802 New Nelson (John Haig)
1642 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1771 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
664 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1163 2001 Kanji
4k4.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-4 SKIP code
1-1-6 SKIP code
9503.0 Four corner code
1-18-87 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5feb Unicode hex code