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

10 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
baggage, shoulder-pole load, bear (a burden), shoulder (a gun), load, cargo, freight
Kun:
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N2
1230 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 荷 【カ】 counter for loads (that can be carried on one's shoulders)
  • 加担 【カタン】 support, participation, assistance, complicity, conspiracy
  • 集荷 【シュウカ】 collection of cargo (esp. produce, etc.), cargo booking
  • 電荷 【デンカ】 electric charge, charge

Kun reading compounds

  • 荷 【に】 load, baggage, cargo, freight, goods, burden, responsibility
  • 荷台 【にだい】 (truck) load-carrying tray, (bicycle) luggage carrier, roof rack
  • 浮き荷 【うきに】 flotsam
  • 抜き荷 【ぬきに】 pilfered goods

Readings

Japanese names:
はす、 り
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
he2, he4
Korean:
ha

Spanish

  • bulto
  • carga
  • llevar una cargar
  • contador para bultos
  • equipaje

Portuguese

  • bagagem
  • pau para carregar no ombro
  • carregar (carga)
  • carregar (arma)
  • carga

French

  • bagages
  • balancier
  • porter (un fardeau)
  • épauler (fusil)
  • cargaison
  • chargement
  • fret
165 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
259 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
239 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1020 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3956 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
255 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
867 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1259 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
391 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
393 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
570 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
655 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2840 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1464 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1972 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1022 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
31000P Morohashi
2282 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5059 New Nelson (John Haig)
1013 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1088 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
351 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1949 2001 Kanji
3k7.10 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-7 SKIP code
3-7-3 SKIP code
4422.1 Four corner code
1-18-57 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8377 Unicode hex code