Jisho

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18 strokes
Radical:
bamboo 竹 (⺮)
Parts:
Variants:
simplicity, brevity
Kun:
えら.ぶふだ
On:
カンケン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N2
983 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 簡 【カン】 simplicity, brevity, letter, note, correspondence, bamboo writing strip (in ancient China), simplified Chinese character
  • 簡易 【カンイ】 simplicity, convenience, easiness, quasi-
  • 書簡 【ショカン】 letter, note, epistle, correspondence
  • 来簡 【ライカン】 correspondence, received letter
  • 不料簡 【フリョウケン】 indiscretion, bad idea, thoughtlessness, indiscreetness

Kun reading compounds

  • 札 【ふだ】 ticket, token, check, receipt, label, tag, sign, card, plate, playing card, charm, talisman, slip of paper posted on shrine pillars by pilgrims

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jian3
Korean:
gan

Spanish

  • simple
  • breve
  • aproximado
  • carta

Portuguese

  • simplicidade
  • brevidade

French

  • simplicité
  • brièveté
843 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
829 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
870 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3444 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1103 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
802 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2788 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1533 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1634 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
358 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1490 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3380 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1746 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2374 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1635 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
26520P Morohashi
2721 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4358 New Nelson (John Haig)
1621 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1749 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1002 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2378 2001 Kanji
6f12.5 The Kanji Dictionary
2-6-12 SKIP code
3-14-4 SKIP code
8822.7 Four corner code
1-20-42 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7c21 Unicode hex code

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

8 strokes
Radical:
eye
Parts:
straightaway, honesty, frankness, fix, repair
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
246 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 直 【チョク】 direct, in person, frankness, honesty, simplicity, cheerfulness, correctness, being straight, night duty, shift (e.g. in a factory)
  • 直営 【チョクエイ】 direct management
  • 司直 【シチョク】 judge, judiciary, administration of justice, judicial authorities
  • 愚直 【グチョク】 simple honesty, tactless frankness
  • 直 【ジキ】 soon, in a moment, before long, shortly, nearby, close, direct, spot transaction, cash transaction
  • 直に 【ジキニ】 immediately, right away, at once, soon, shortly, in a moment, before long, easily, readily
  • 高直 【コウジキ】 expensive, valuable
  • バカ正直 【バカショウジキ】 honest to a fault, foolishly honest, naively honest
  • 直 【ジカ】 direct
  • 直に 【ジカニ】 directly, in person, firsthand

Kun reading compounds

  • 直ちに 【ただちに】 at once, immediately, right away, without delay, directly (face, lead to, etc.), automatically (mean, result in, etc.)
  • 治す 【なおす】 to cure, to heal, to fix, to correct, to repair, to do over again, to replace, to put back as it was, to convert (into a different state), to transform
  • 直る 【なおる】 to get mended, to be repaired, to be fixed, to return to normal, to recover (e.g. one's temper), to be restored, to improve, to rally, to come right, to be corrected, to get put right, to be rectified, to come right, to cure (itself), to get cured, to sit properly, to be promoted, to rise, to have one's crimes forgiven
  • 直き 【なおき】 straight, upright
  • 直ぐ 【すぐ】 immediately, at once, right away, directly, soon, before long, shortly, easily, readily, without difficulty, right (near), nearby, just (handy), honest, upright, frank, straightforward
  • 直ぐさま 【すぐさま】 immediately, promptly
  • 真直ぐ 【ますぐ】 straight (ahead), direct, upright, erect, straightforward, honest, frank

Readings

Japanese names:
すぐ、 なお、 のう、 のお
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zhi2
Korean:
jig

Spanish

  • derecho
  • recto
  • correcto
  • de inmediato
  • arreglar
  • reparar
  • arreglarse
  • repararse

Portuguese

  • retidão
  • honestidade
  • franqueza
  • consertar
  • reparo

French

  • droit devant
  • directement
  • honnêteté
  • franchise
  • réparer
  • guérir
  • tout de suite
472 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
192 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
349 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
329 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
775 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
304 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
758 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
988 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.3 Japanese for Busy People
423 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
429 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
220 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1377 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3649 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1862 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2539 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
73 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
23136 Morohashi
2932 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3908 New Nelson (John Haig)
73 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
77 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
214 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
162 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1575 2001 Kanji
2k6.2 The Kanji Dictionary
3-1-7 SKIP code
2-2-6 SKIP code
4071.6 Four corner code
1-36-30 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
76f4 Unicode hex code

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 切断 【セツダン】 cutting, severance, section, amputation, disconnection
  • 截然 【セツゼン】 clear, sharp, distinct, distinctive
  • 直截 【チョクセツ】 direct, frank, straightforward, plain, decisive, prompt
  • 簡明直截 【カンメイチョクセツ】 simple and plain, frank, direct and unambivalent, straightforward
  • 切断 【セツダン】 cutting, severance, section, amputation, disconnection
  • 細金 【サイキン】 metallic foil cut into strips or other shapes to form decorative motifs, cutting a thin sheet of metal into shapes and affixing it with lacquer forming natural features (e.g. clouds)
  • 直截 【チョクセツ】 direct, frank, straightforward, plain, decisive, prompt
  • 半裁 【ハンサイ】 cutting in half

Kun reading compounds

  • 截る 【きる】 to cut (e.g. cloth)
  • 裁つ 【たつ】 to cut (cloth)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jie2
Korean:
jeol

Spanish

Portuguese

French

793 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
4092 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
11639 Morohashi
3301 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2039 New Nelson (John Haig)
2703 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2740 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
8c6.3 The Kanji Dictionary
3-6-8 SKIP code
4-14-4 SKIP code
4325.0 Four corner code
1-57-3 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
622a Unicode hex code