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

9 strokes
Radical:
sign 示 (礻)
Parts:
gods, mind, soul
Kun:
かみかん-こう-
On:
シンジン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
347 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 神 【シン】 spirit, psyche, god, deity, divinity, kami
  • 神学 【シンガク】 theology
  • 鬼神 【キシン】 fierce god
  • 祭神 【サイジン】 enshrined deity
  • 神 【シン】 spirit, psyche, god, deity, divinity, kami
  • 神宮 【ジングウ】 high-status Shinto shrine with connection to imperial family, imperial Shinto shrine
  • 天神 【テンジン】 heavenly god, heavenly gods, spirit of Sugawara no Michizane, Tenmangu shrine (dedicated to Michizane's spirit), pit of a dried plum, dried plum, tenjin hairstyle, prostitute of the second-highest class (Edo period), tuning peg (on a biwa or shamisen)
  • 石神 【シャクジン】 stone which is worshipped, image of a god in stone

Kun reading compounds

  • 神 【かみ】 god, deity, divinity, spirit, kami, incredible, fantastic, amazing, Emperor (of Japan), thunder
  • 神様 【かみさま】 God, god, ace, king, superior person, god (amongst men)
  • 大神 【おおかみ】 god
  • ギ神 【ギかみ】 Greek mythology

Readings

Japanese names:
か、 かぐ、 かな、 かも、 くま、 こ、 こは、 だま、 み
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shen2
Korean:
sin

Spanish

  • dios
  • alma

Portuguese

  • Deus
  • mente
  • alma
  • divindade
  • divino

French

  • divinité
  • esprit
  • âme
257 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
340 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
324 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
229 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3245 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
205 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
774 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
853 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
310 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
310 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
586 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1422 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1143 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
615 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
821 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1128 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
24673P Morohashi
912 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4087 New Nelson (John Haig)
1119 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1200 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
191 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
333 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
655 2001 Kanji
4e5.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-5 SKIP code
3520.6 Four corner code
1-31-32 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
795e Unicode hex code