Jisho

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4 strokes
Radical:
fire 火 (灬)
Parts:
Variants:
fire
Kun:
-びほ-
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
574 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 火 【カ】 Tuesday, fire (second of the five elements)
  • 火炎瓶 【カエンビン】 Molotov cocktail
  • 発火 【ハッカ】 ignition, catching fire, firing (e.g. gun), discharging
  • 小火 【ボヤ】 small fire

Kun reading compounds

  • 火 【ひ】 fire, flame, blaze
  • 火口 【ひぐち】 burner, nozzle, origin of a fire
  • 飛び火 【とびひ】 leaping flames, flying sparks, spread of fire (due to leaping flames), repercussions in unanticipated areas, spilling over, effects of an incident spreading to those seemingly uninvolved, impetigo contagiosa
  • 不知火 【しらぬい】 phosphorescent light, mysterious lights on the sea, sea fire

Readings

Chinese:
huo3
Korean:
hwa

Spanish

  • fuego
  • flama
  • llama

Portuguese

  • fogo

French

  • feu
13 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
15 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
8 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
432 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2743 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
15 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
69 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
52 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1.A Japanese for Busy People
20 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
20 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
18 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1260 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4273 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2159 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2911 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
163 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
18850 Morohashi
3463 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3394 New Nelson (John Haig)
161 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
173 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
27 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1162 2001 Kanji
4d0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-4-4 SKIP code
1-1-3 SKIP code
9080.0 Four corner code
18-48 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
706b Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
see
Parts:
see, hopes, chances, idea, opinion, look at, visible
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
22 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 見 【ケン】 view (of life, etc.), outlook
  • 見解 【ケンカイ】 opinion, point of view
  • 後見 【コウケン】 guardianship, guardian, (theatrical) assistant, prompter
  • 政見 【セイケン】 political views

Kun reading compounds

  • 見る 【みる】 to see, to look, to watch, to view, to observe, to look over, to look on, to assess, to examine, to judge, to look after, to keep an eye on, to take care of, to view (e.g. flowers, movie), to try, to try out, to test, to see that..., to find that...
  • 見る見る 【みるみる】 very fast, in a twinkle, before one's eyes
  • 見える 【みえる】 to be seen, to be in sight, to look, to seem, to appear, to come
  • 見える化 【みえるか】 visualization, rendering visible (e.g. a problem), digitization
  • 見せる 【みせる】 to show, to display

Readings

Chinese:
jian4, xian4
Korean:
gyeon, hyeon

Spanish

  • vista
  • ver
  • esperanza
  • idea
  • opinión
  • observar
  • ser visto
  • estar a la vista
  • poder verse
  • mostrar

Portuguese

  • ver
  • esperanças
  • oportunidades
  • idéia
  • opinião
  • olhar
  • visíveis

French

  • regarder
  • voir
  • visible
  • espoirs
  • chances
  • idée
  • opinion
67 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
31 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
18 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
48 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4284 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
23 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
84 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
518 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.3 Japanese for Busy People
63 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
63 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
139 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1643 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3151 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1615 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2201 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
57 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
34796 Morohashi
2544 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5522 New Nelson (John Haig)
57 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
61 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
20 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
62 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3957 2001 Kanji
5c2.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-5-2 SKIP code
6021.0 Four corner code
24-11 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
898b Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
sun, day
Parts:
Variants:

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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】 obvious, evident, clear, plain
  • 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