Jisho

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8 strokes
Radical:
sun, day
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On reading compounds

  • 明 【メイ】 brightness, clarity, acumen, power of 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
Chinese:
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
44-32 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
660e Unicode hex code

13 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
Variants:
music, comfort, ease
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
373 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 楽団 【ガクダン】 orchestra, band
  • 楽章 【ガクショウ】 (musical) movement
  • 邦楽 【ホウガク】 Japanese music (esp. traditional Japanese music)
  • 室内楽 【シツナイガク】 chamber music
  • 楽 【ラク】 comfort, ease, relief, (at) peace, relaxation, easy, simple, without trouble, without hardships, (economically) comfortable, raku pottery
  • 楽園 【ラクエン】 pleasure garden, paradise
  • 千秋楽 【センシュウラク】 concluding festivities, concluding program, concluding programme, final day of a tournament
  • 行楽 【コウラク】 outing, excursion, pleasure trip, going on a picnic
  • 猿楽 【サルガク】 sarugaku (form of theatre popular in Japan during the 11th to 14th centuries), noh, fooling around

Kun reading compounds

  • 楽しい 【たのしい】 enjoyable, fun, pleasant, happy, delightful
  • 楽しい思い出 【たのしいおもいで】 happy memory, sweet memory
  • 楽しむ 【たのしむ】 to enjoy (oneself)

Readings

Japanese names:
さ、 た、 やす、 ら
Chinese:
le4, yue4
Korean:
ag

Spanish

  • música
  • divertido
  • fácil
  • agradable
  • disfrutar
  • divertirse

Portuguese

  • música
  • conforto
  • facilidade

French

  • musique
  • agréable
  • confort
331 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
98 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
218 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
232 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2324 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
322 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
200 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2029 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.10 Japanese for Busy People
358 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
359 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
343 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1064 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3505 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1808 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2460 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1751 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
15213 Morohashi
2826 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2790 New Nelson (John Haig)
1735 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1872 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
481 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
225 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
364 2001 Kanji
4a9.29 The Kanji Dictionary
2-9-4 SKIP code
3290.4 Four corner code
19-58 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
697d Unicode hex code