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

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On reading compounds

  • 礬土直閃石 【バンドチョクセキ】 gedrite
  • 皓礬 【コウバン】 zinc sulfate heptahydrate, white vitriol
  • 明礬 【ミョウバン】 alum

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
fan2
Korean:
ban

Spanish

Portuguese

French

3226 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
24573 Morohashi
4058 New Nelson (John Haig)
5a15.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-12-8 SKIP code
4460.1 Four corner code
1-67-9 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
792c Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
stone
Parts:
stone
Kun:
いし
On:
セキシャクコク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N3
342 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 石 【セキ】 counter for jewels in a watch, counter for transistors, diodes, etc. in an electronic product
  • 石材 【セキザイ】 (building) stone
  • 一石 【イッセキ】 one game (of go)
  • 投石 【トウセキ】 stone throwing
  • 石神 【シャクジン】 stone which is worshipped, image of a god in stone
  • 石南花 【シャクナゲ】 rhododendron
  • 電磁石 【デンジシャク】 electromagnet
  • 界磁石 【カイジシャク】 field magnet
  • 石 【コク】 koku, traditional unit of volume, approx. 180.4 litres, measure of a Japanese-style boat's loading capacity (approx. 278.26 liters)
  • 石高 【コクダカ】 (crop) yield, stipend (orig. assessed on the basis of a crop), salary
  • 一石 【イッコク】 one koku (measure)

Kun reading compounds

  • 石 【いし】 stone, jewel, precious stone, flint (in a lighter), stone (in go), stone (in the bladder, kidney etc.), calculus, rock (in rock-paper-scissors), stone
  • 石垣 【いしがき】 stone wall
  • 墓石 【ぼせき】 tombstone, gravestone
  • 敷石 【しきいし】 paving stone, pavement

Readings

Japanese names:
いさ、 いす、 いわ、 し、 せっく、 と
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shi2, dan4
Korean:
seog

Spanish

  • piedra

Portuguese

  • pedra

French

  • pierre
44 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
72 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
45 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
276 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3176 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
102 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
763 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
172 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
78 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
78 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
102 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1397 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3689 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1884 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2564 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
114 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
24024 Morohashi
2971 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3985 New Nelson (John Haig)
113 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
118 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
347 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
44 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3377 2001 Kanji
5a0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-2-3 SKIP code
1026.0 Four corner code
1060.0 Four corner code
1-32-48 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
77f3 Unicode hex code