Jisho

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10 strokes
Radical:
grain
Parts:
Variants:
secret, conceal
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
862 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 秘 【ヒ】 secret, mystery
  • 秘書 【ヒショ】 (private) secretary, treasured book, secret book
  • 部外秘 【ブガイヒ】 restricted to the department
  • 社外秘 【シャガイヒ】 company secret

Kun reading compounds

  • 秘める 【ひめる】 to hide, to keep to oneself
  • 密か 【ひそか】 secret, private, surreptitious

Readings

Chinese:
mi4, bi4, lin2
Korean:
bi

Spanish

  • secreto
  • misterio
  • mala evacuación
  • esconder
  • mantener en secreto

Portuguese

  • segredo
  • esconder

French

  • garder secret
  • cacher
974 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
964 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
865 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3281 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
940 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1583 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1117 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
807 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
824 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1102 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1436 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1490 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
787 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1074 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
913 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
24977 Morohashi
1159 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4140 New Nelson (John Haig)
904 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
970 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
915 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2259 2001 Kanji
5d5.6 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-5 SKIP code
2390.0 Four corner code
1-40-75 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
79d8 Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
roof
Parts:
secrecy, density (pop), minuteness, carefulness
Kun:
ひそ.か
On:
ミツ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
815 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 密 【ミツ】 dense, thick, crowded, close (relationship), intimate, minute, fine, careful, secret, esoteric Buddhism, secret Buddhist teachings
  • 密度 【ミツド】 density
  • 濃密 【ノウミツ】 thick, dense, rich (as in taste or content), deep (colour), strong (smell, scent), crowded
  • 細密 【サイミツ】 detailed knowledge, finely detailed

Kun reading compounds

  • 密か 【ひそか】 secret, private, surreptitious
  • 密か事 【みそかごと】 secret, private matter, amorous affair, liaison

Readings

Chinese:
mi4
Korean:
mil

Spanish

  • denso
  • concentrado
  • minucioso
  • preciso
  • en secreto

Portuguese

  • segredo
  • densidade
  • pormenor
  • cuidado

French

  • secret
  • densité (population)
  • minutieux
  • consciencieux
990 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
978 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
858 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1316 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1118 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1214 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1713 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
806 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
822 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1103 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
489 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2857 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1474 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1984 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
782 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7205 Morohashi
2292 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1343 New Nelson (John Haig)
775 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
837 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
933 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
776 2001 Kanji
3m8.5 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-8 SKIP code
3077.2 Four corner code
1-44-9 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5bc6 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
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
1-44-32 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
660e Unicode hex code