Jisho

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9 strokes
Radical:
dish
Parts:
basin, lantern festival, tray
On:
ボン
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1654 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 盆 【ボン】 tray, family, household, O-Bon, Bon Festival, Lantern Festival, Festival of the Dead, gambler's den
  • 盆地 【ボンチ】 basin (e.g. between mountains)
  • 旧盆 【キュウボン】 Bon Festival of the lunar calendar
  • 海盆 【カイボン】 ocean basin

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
pen2
Korean:
bun

Spanish

  • bandeja
  • fiesta de las linternas

Portuguese

  • bacia
  • bandeja

French

  • bassin
  • fête des lanternes (oBon)
  • plateau
1828 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1873 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
594 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1087 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1552 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1099 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1150 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1314 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1369 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2581 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1317 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1788 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1461 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
22959 Morohashi
2079 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3889 New Nelson (John Haig)
1449 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1557 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1285 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2074 2001 Kanji
2o7.6 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-7 SKIP code
2-4-5 SKIP code
8010.7 Four corner code
1-43-63 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
76c6 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
sun, day
Parts:
Variants:

Speed

Stroke order

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)
  • 明確 【メイカク】 clear, precise, definite, distinct
  • 説明 【セツメイ】 explanation, exposition, description, account, caption, legend
  • 証明 【ショウメイ】 proof, testimony, demonstration, verification, certification
  • 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 (of 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
  • 明かり窓 【あかりまど】 transom, skylight, dormer window
  • 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