Jisho

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20 strokes
Radical:
metal, gold 金 (釒)
Parts:
bell, gong, chimes
Kun:
かね
On:
ショウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1681 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 鐘楼 【ショウロウ】 belfry, bell tower
  • 鍾乳洞 【ショウニュウドウ】 limestone cave, limestone cavern
  • 警鐘 【ケイショウ】 alarm bell, fire bell, warning, wake-up call
  • 鳴鐘 【メイショウ】 bell-ringing (at a temple)

Kun reading compounds

  • 鐘 【かね】 bell (often a large hanging bell), chime
  • 鐘撞 【かねつき】 ringing of a bell, bell ringer
  • 入相の鐘 【いりあいのかね】 evening bell, vespers bell
  • 時の鐘 【ときのかね】 hour bell

Readings

Chinese:
zhong1
Korean:
jong

Spanish

  • campana

Portuguese

  • sino
  • gongo
  • carrilhão

French

  • cloche
  • gong
  • carillon
1414 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1425 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4917 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1695 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1859 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2883 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1821 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1970 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1607 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1835 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2222 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1159 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1578 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
445 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
40902 Morohashi
1769 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6352 New Nelson (John Haig)
438 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
470 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1935 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2872 2001 Kanji
8a12.6 The Kanji Dictionary
1-8-12 SKIP code
8011.4 Four corner code
30-66 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9418 Unicode hex code

14 strokes
Radical:
metal, gold 金 (釒)
Parts:
inscription, signature (of artisan)
On:
メイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1394 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 銘 【メイ】 inscription, epitaph, (manufacturer's) engraved signature, motto, maxim, precept
  • 銘柄 【メイガラ】 brand, make, description, trading name of stocks and securities
  • 座右銘 【ザユウメイ】 favourite motto, pet saying
  • 鐘銘 【ショウメイ】 inscription on a temple bell

Readings

Japanese names:
たか、 み、 め
Chinese:
ming2
Korean:
myeong

Spanish

  • inscripción
  • firma de artesano

Portuguese

  • inscrição
  • assinatura (de artesão)

French

  • inscription (gravée)
  • signature (d'un artisan)
1847 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1182 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4852 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1731 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1848 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2155 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1552 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1654 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1600 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1822 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2158 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1135 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1536 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
281 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
40385 Morohashi
1724 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6265 New Nelson (John Haig)
275 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
293 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1738 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2877 2001 Kanji
8a6.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-8-6 SKIP code
8716.0 Four corner code
44-35 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9298 Unicode hex code