Jisho

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12 strokes
Radical:
shell
Parts:
precious, value, prize, esteem, honor
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
970 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 貴 【キ】 your, indicates high rank or status, indicates love and respect (usu. for an older person)
  • 貴金属 【キキンゾク】 precious metal
  • 騰貴 【トウキ】 rise (in price or value), appreciation, advance
  • 富貴 【フウキ】 riches and honours (honors), wealth and rank

Kun reading compounds

  • 尊い 【とうとい】 precious, valuable, priceless, noble, exalted, sacred
  • 貴い家柄 【たっといいえがら】 noble birth
  • 尊い 【とうとい】 precious, valuable, priceless, noble, exalted, sacred
  • 貴ぶ 【とうとぶ】 to value, to prize, to esteem, to respect
  • 貴ぶ 【とうとぶ】 to value, to prize, to esteem, to respect

Readings

Japanese names:
きよ、 ぎ、 たか、 たかし、 よし
Chinese:
gui4
Korean:
gwi

Spanish

  • precioso
  • valioso
  • valorar
  • apreciar
  • estimar

Portuguese

  • precioso
  • valor
  • prêmio
  • estima
  • honra

French

  • précieux
  • de valeur
  • prisé
  • estimé
  • honneur
756 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
847 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
834 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1119 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4504 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
616 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1779 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1755 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1171 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1228 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
855 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1729 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3220 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1669 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2260 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1787 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
36704 Morohashi
2606 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5794 New Nelson (John Haig)
1771 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1908 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
940 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1661 2001 Kanji
7b5.7 The Kanji Dictionary
2-5-7 SKIP code
2-4-8 SKIP code
5080.6 Four corner code
1-21-14 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8cb4 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
mouth, opening
Parts:
fate, command, decree, destiny, life, appoint
Kun:
いのち
On:
メイミョウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
465 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 命 【メイ】 order, command, decree, life, destiny, fate
  • 命運 【メイウン】 fate, destiny
  • 延命 【エンメイ】 keeping alive longer, prolonging life, life extension, life-support
  • 十月革命 【ジュウガツカクメイ】 October Revolution
  • 命婦 【ミョウブ】 title for high-ranking court ladies
  • 延命 【エンメイ】 keeping alive longer, prolonging life, life extension, life-support
  • 安心立命 【アンシンリツメイ】 spiritual peace and enlightenment, keeping an unperturbed mind through faith

Kun reading compounds

  • 命 【いのち】 life, life force, lifetime, lifespan, most important thing, foundation, core, paired tattoos of the "life" kanji on the upper arms of a man and woman (indicating unwavering love), fate, destiny, karma
  • 命からがら 【いのちからがら】 for dear life, barely escaping alive
  • 貴い命 【たっといいのち】 precious life
  • 露の命 【つゆのいのち】 life as evanescent as the dew

Readings

Chinese:
ming4
Korean:
myeong

Spanish

  • orden
  • mandato
  • vida

Portuguese

  • destino
  • comando
  • decreto
  • vida

French

  • destinée
  • destin
  • ordre
  • décret
  • vie
  • nommer (à un poste)
519 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
416 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
394 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
388 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
430 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
387 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
411 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
671 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
578 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
587 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
997 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
325 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2553 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1303 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1772 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1412 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3473 Morohashi
2058 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
767 New Nelson (John Haig)
1400 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1502 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
249 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
316 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2844 2001 Kanji
2a6.26 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-6 SKIP code
2-3-5 SKIP code
8062.7 Four corner code
1-44-31 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
547d Unicode hex code