Jisho

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21 strokes
Radical:
rain
Parts:
dew, tears, expose, Russia
Kun:
つゆ
On:
ロウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
928 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 露 【ロ】 Russia
  • 露骨 【ロコツ】 open, unconcealed, undisguised, blatant, plain, frank, broad, lewd, indecent, crude
  • 吐露 【トロ】 expressing one's mind, speaking out
  • 発露 【ハツロ】 appearance, expression, manifestation
  • 襲名披露 【シュウメイヒロウ】 announcing the succession to another's stage name
  • 新序出世披露 【シンジョシュッセヒロウ】 presenting of new wrestlers to audience

Kun reading compounds

  • 露 【つゆ】 dew, tears, (not) a bit, (not) at all
  • 露払い 【つゆはらい】 outrider, herald, rikishi who leads the yokozuna to the ring prior to his ring-entering ceremony
  • 朝露 【あさつゆ】 morning dew
  • 下露 【したつゆ】 dew under (dripping from) trees

Readings

Japanese names:
や、 ゆ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
lu4, lou4
Korean:
ro

Spanish

  • rocío
  • relente
  • exponer
  • mostrar
  • sereno
  • Rusia

Portuguese

  • orvalho
  • lágrimas
  • mortalidade
  • fragilidade

French

  • rosée
  • larmes
  • dévoiler
  • Russie
1935 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1144 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5069 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1074 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1894 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2941 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
951 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
981 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
846 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1870 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3495 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1803 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2454 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1291 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
42463 Morohashi
2818 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6549 New Nelson (John Haig)
1283 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1377 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1940 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3177 2001 Kanji
8d13.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-8-13 SKIP code
1016.4 Four corner code
1-47-10 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9732 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

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
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