Jisho

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7 strokes
Radical:
cave
Parts:
Variants:
research, study
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
368 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 究明 【キュウメイ】 investigation (esp. in academic and scientific contexts)
  • 究極 【キュウキョク】 ultimate, final, last, eventual
  • 探究 【タンキュウ】 research, investigation, enquiry, inquiry, study
  • 最新研究 【サイシンケンキュウ】 the newest research
  • 究竟 【クキョウ】 culmination, conclusion
  • 究竟 【クッキョウ】 after all, in the end, finally, excellent, superb, handy, appropriate, ideal, robust, brawny, muscular, strong, sturdy

Kun reading compounds

  • 極める 【きわめる】 to carry to extremes, to go to the end of something, to investigate thoroughly, to master

Readings

Japanese names:
きゅ
Chinese:
jiu4, jiu1
Korean:
gu

Spanish

  • estudio
  • investigación
  • profundización
  • último
  • final
  • dominar
  • profundizar en el estudio de

Portuguese

  • pesquisa
  • estudo

French

  • recherche
  • étudier
185 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
271 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
253 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
427 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3314 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
599 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
234 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
492 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.8 Japanese for Busy People
895 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
917 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
298 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1451 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2729 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1398 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1885 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1331 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
25409 Morohashi
2203 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4189 New Nelson (John Haig)
1320 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1417 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
261 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
278 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
757 2001 Kanji
3m4.5 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-4 SKIP code
2-5-2 SKIP code
3041.7 Four corner code
21-70 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7a76 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
sun, day
Parts:
Variants:

Speed

Stroke order

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