Jisho

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8 strokes
Radical:
sun, day
Parts:
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

20 strokes
Radical:
metal, gold 金 (釒)
Parts:
bell, gong, chimes
Kun:
かね
On:
ショウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1681 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 鐘楼 【ショウロウ】 belfry, bell tower
  • 鍾乳洞 【ショウニュウドウ】 limestone cave, limestone cavern
  • 警鐘 【ケイショウ】 alarm bell, fire bell, warning, wake-up call
  • 鳴鐘 【メイショウ】 bell-ringing (at a temple)

Kun reading compounds

  • 鐘 【かね】 bell (often a large hanging bell), chime
  • 鐘撞 【かねつき】 ringing of a bell, bell ringer
  • 入相の鐘 【いりあいのかね】 evening bell, vespers bell
  • 時の鐘 【ときのかね】 hour bell

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zhong1
Korean:
jong

Spanish

  • campana

Portuguese

  • sino
  • gongo
  • carrilhão

French

  • cloche
  • gong
  • carillon
1414 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1425 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4917 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1695 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1859 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2883 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1821 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1970 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1607 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1835 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2222 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1159 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1578 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
445 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
40902 Morohashi
1769 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6352 New Nelson (John Haig)
438 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
470 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1935 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2872 2001 Kanji
8a12.6 The Kanji Dictionary
1-8-12 SKIP code
8011.4 Four corner code
1-30-66 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9418 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
mountain
Parts:
headland, cape, spit, promontory
Kun:
みさき
On:
コウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1972 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 岬角 【コウカク】 anat promontory, promontory
  • 岬湾 【コウワン】 capes and bays, indentation (of a coast)

Kun reading compounds

  • 岬 【みさき】 cape (on coast)

Readings

Japanese names:
さき
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jia3
Korean:
gab

Spanish

  • punta
  • cabo
  • promontorio

Portuguese

  • cabo
  • ponta
  • promontorio

French

  • avancée de terre
  • cap
  • pointe
  • promontoire
1840 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1820 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1412 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1237 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
829 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1363 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1449 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1850 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
540 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
340 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
212 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
255 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1124 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7992 Morohashi
284 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1458 New Nelson (John Haig)
1115 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1196 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1168 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1255 2001 Kanji
3o5.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-5 SKIP code
2675.0 Four corner code
1-44-8 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5cac Unicode hex code