Jisho

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8 strokes
Radical:
sun, day
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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

14 strokes
Radical:
sun, day
Parts:
evening, twilight, season's end, livelihood, make a living, spend time
Kun:
く.れるく.らす
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N3
978 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 暮雨 【ボウ】 evening rain
  • 暮雲 【ボウン】 twilight clouds
  • 歳暮 【セイボ】 year-end gift, end of the year, year end
  • 朝々暮々 【チョウチョウボボ】 every morning and evening

Kun reading compounds

  • 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
  • 暮らす 【くらす】 to live, to get along, to spend (time)

Readings

Japanese names:
ぐらし、 ぐれ、 ぽ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
mu4
Korean:
mo

Spanish

  • anochecer
  • vivir
  • finalizar
  • obscurecerse
  • acabar

Portuguese

  • meio de vida
  • ganhar a vida
  • gastar tempo

French

  • mener sa vie
  • vivre
  • arriver à son terme
  • coucher de soleil
982 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
1789 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
915 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4041 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1140 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
606 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2190 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1428 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1517 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1158 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
979 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2971 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1522 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2070 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
237 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14128X Morohashi
2354 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2508 New Nelson (John Haig)
232 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
247 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
979 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1978 2001 Kanji
3k11.14 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-11 SKIP code
2-10-4 SKIP code
2-7-7 SKIP code
4460.3 Four corner code
1-42-75 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
66ae Unicode hex code