Jisho

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14 strokes
Radical:
ear
Parts:
Variants:
wise, fast learner
Jinmeiyō kanji, used in names
JLPT level N1
1507 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 聡明 【ソウメイ】 wise, sagacious, intelligent, sensible
  • 聡敏 【ソウビン】 sagacity, cleverness

Kun reading compounds

  • 聡い 【さとい】 clever, smart, sharp (ear, etc.), sensitive, discerning

Readings

Japanese names:
さと、 さとし、 さとる、 あき、 あきら、 とし、 さた、 みのる
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
cong1
Korean:
chong

Spanish

  • inteligente
  • que aprende rápido

Portuguese

French

3708 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1961 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
2311 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2203 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1750 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
938 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1266 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
29109 Morohashi
1384 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4730 New Nelson (John Haig)
2677 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2717 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
3258 2001 Kanji
6e8.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-8 SKIP code
1813.3 Four corner code
1-33-79 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8061 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
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

10 strokes
Radical:
knife, sword 刀 (刂)
Parts:
sturdy, strength
On:
ゴウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1576 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 剛 【ゴウ】 strong, hard, manly
  • 強情 【ゴウジョウ】 obstinate, stubborn, headstrong
  • 強豪 【キョウゴウ】 overwhelming strength, extremely strong person, powerhouse, very strong player, very strong team
  • 金剛 【コンゴウ】 vajra (indestructible substance), diamond, adamantine, thunderbolt, Indra's weapon, Buddhist symbol of the indestructible truth

Readings

Japanese names:
かた、 こう、 ご、 たか、 たけ、 たけし、 つよ、 つよし、 ひさ、 まさ、 よし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
gang1
Korean:
gang

Spanish

  • fuerte
  • robusto
  • inflexible
  • rígido

Portuguese

  • robusto
  • vigor

French

  • fermeté
  • vigoureux
  • force
1270 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1854 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
114 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1434 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1094 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1429 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1610 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1717 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1613 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
199 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2107 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1097 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1495 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1983 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2042 Morohashi
1673 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
497 New Nelson (John Haig)
1964 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2115 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1311 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3643 2001 Kanji
2f8.7 The Kanji Dictionary
1-8-2 SKIP code
7220.0 Four corner code
1-25-68 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
525b Unicode hex code

15 strokes
Radical:
weapon, lance
Parts:
strong
Kun:
つよ.い
On:
Jinmeiyō kanji, used in names
JLPT level N1
1770 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 毅然 【キゼン】 resolute, firm, dauntless, undaunted
  • 毅然として 【キゼントシテ】 with resolution
  • 剛毅 【ゴウキ】 fortitude, firmness of character, hardihood, manliness
  • 聡明剛毅 【ソウメイゴウキ】 be reasonable, strong and do not give in

Readings

Japanese names:
つよし、 こわし、 たけし、 たけ、 はたす、 あつし、 つよ、 とし、 み
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yi4
Korean:
eui

Spanish

  • resuelto
  • determinado
  • firme

Portuguese

French

2463 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1919 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
2351 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2131 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
2341 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1205 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1649 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
16673 Morohashi
1866 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3003 New Nelson (John Haig)
2889 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2898 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
5b10.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-11-4 SKIP code
0724.7 Four corner code
1-21-3 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6bc5 Unicode hex code