Jisho

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8 strokes
Radical:
sun, day
Parts:
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

13 strokes
Radical:
sun, day
Parts:
darkness, disappear, shade, informal, grow dark, be blinded
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
1040 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 暗 【アン】 darkness
  • 暗雲 【アンウン】 dark clouds, threatening signs, ominous indications
  • 明暗 【メイアン】 light and darkness, light and shade
  • 冥暗 【メイアン】 gloom, shade

Kun reading compounds

  • 暗い 【くらい】 dark, gloomy, murky, depressed, dispirited, down in the dumps, dark (mood), dark (in colour), dull, ill-boding, dark (e.g. past), suspicious, unlikely (to succeed), hopeless, unpromising, unfamiliar (with), ignorant (of)
  • 暗い過去 【くらいかこ】 shadowy past, murky past
  • 眩む 【くらむ】 to be dazzled by, to be dizzied by, to be disoriented by, to be lost in (greed, lust, etc.), to become dark
  • 暮れる 【くれる】 to get dark, to grow dark, to end (of a day, year, season, etc.), to come to an end, to close, to be sunk in (e.g. despair), to be lost in (e.g. thought), to be overcome with

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
an4
Korean:
am

Spanish

  • oscuro
  • poco claro
  • memorizar
  • sombrío

Portuguese

  • escuridão
  • desaparecer
  • sombra
  • informal
  • escurecer
  • cegar

French

  • obscurité
  • disparaître
  • ombre
  • informel
  • s'assombrir
  • être aveuglé
154 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
243 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
224 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1044 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2154 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
576 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
191 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1883 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
348 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
348 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
107 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
992 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1273 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
689 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
921 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
491 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14065 Morohashi
1010 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2503 New Nelson (John Haig)
480 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
519 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
415 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3878 2001 Kanji
4c9.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-9 SKIP code
6006.1 Four corner code
1-16-37 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6697 Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
knife, sword 刀 (刂)
Parts:
part, minute of time, segment, share, degree, one's lot, duty, understand, know, rate, 1%, chances, shaku/100
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
24 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 分 【ブン】 part, portion, share, amount, worth (as in "two days' worth"), enough (for), one's means, one's place, one's lot, one's social position, one's duty, one's part, condition, state (of affairs), extent, rate (as in "at this rate"), in proportion to, just as much as, to the same degree, content (e.g. alcohol), percentage, equivalent to (e.g. an old brother)
  • 分化 【ブンカ】 specialization, specialisation, differentiation
  • 応分 【オウブン】 according to one's abilities, appropriate, reasonable
  • 細分 【サイブン】 subdivision (into small parts)
  • 分 【フン】 minute (unit of time), fun (one tenth of a monme, 5.787 grains)
  • 分別 【フンベツ】 discretion, prudence, good sense, judgement, judgment, wisdom, discernment
  • 毎分 【マイフン】 every minute, per minute
  • 壊変毎分 【カイヘンマイフン】 disintegration per minute, dpm
  • 分 【ブ】 one-tenth, one percent (one-tenth of a wari), 3 mm (one-tenth of a sun), 2.4 mm (one-tenth of a mon, a traditional unit used to measure shoe sizes), 0.1 degree (one-tenth of a do, used to measure body temperature on any temperature scale), one-quarter of a ryō (obsolete unit of currency), thickness, advantageous circumstances, one-tenth of a monme of silver
  • 分 【ブン】 part, portion, share, amount, worth (as in "two days' worth"), enough (for), one's means, one's place, one's lot, one's social position, one's duty, one's part, condition, state (of affairs), extent, rate (as in "at this rate"), in proportion to, just as much as, to the same degree, content (e.g. alcohol), percentage, equivalent to (e.g. an old brother)
  • 一分 【イチブ】 one tenth, one hundredth, one percent, one tenth of a sun, one quarter ryō (an old coin)
  • 節分 【セツブン】 setsubun, last day of winter in the traditional Japanese calendar (usu. February 3 or 4), day of the bean scattering ceremony, last day of any season (according to the traditional Japanese calendar)

Kun reading compounds

  • 分ける 【わける】 to divide (into), to split (into), to part, to separate, to divide up, to classify, to sort out, to divide out, to share, to distribute, to deal out, to dish out, to distinguish, to discriminate, to differentiate (between), to break up (a fight), to mediate, to call a draw, to tie, to push one's way through (a crowd), to sell
  • 分け 【わけ】 sharing, division, draw, tie
  • 分ける 【わける】 to divide (into), to split (into), to part, to separate, to divide up, to classify, to sort out, to divide out, to share, to distribute, to deal out, to dish out, to distinguish, to discriminate, to differentiate (between), to break up (a fight), to mediate, to call a draw, to tie, to push one's way through (a crowd), to sell
  • 申し訳 【もうしわけ】 apology, excuse
  • 追分 【おいわけ】 forked road
  • 分かれる 【わかれる】 to branch, to fork, to diverge, to separate, to split, to divide, to disperse, to scatter
  • 分かる 【わかる】 to understand, to comprehend, to grasp, to see, to get, to follow, to become clear, to be known, to be discovered, to be realized, to be realised, to be found out, I know!, I think so too!
  • 分かつ 【わかつ】 to divide, to separate, to share, to distribute, to distinguish

Readings

Japanese names:
いた、 わけ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
fen1, fen4
Korean:
bun

Spanish

  • parte
  • segmento
  • minuto
  • dividir
  • separar

Portuguese

  • parte
  • minuto
  • segmento
  • grau
  • dever
  • compreender
  • saber
  • valor
  • 1%
  • oportunidades
  • shaku/100

French

  • portion
  • minute
  • section
  • part
  • degré
  • son lot dans la vie
  • comprendre
  • savoir
  • devoir
  • taux
  • 1%
  • chances
  • bu = 1/100 de shaku = 3.03 mm
133 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
218 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
199 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
35 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
578 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
35 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
22 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
64 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.2 Japanese for Busy People
38 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
38 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
26 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
180 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2466 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1247 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1713 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
788 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1853 Morohashi
1972 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
454 New Nelson (John Haig)
781 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
844 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
28 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
101 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2045 2001 Kanji
2o2.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-2 SKIP code
8022.7 Four corner code
1-42-12 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5206 Unicode hex code