Jisho

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14 strokes
Radical:
bird
Parts:
chirp, cry, bark, sound, ring, echo, honk
Kun:
な.くな.るな.らす
On:
メイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
1279 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 鳴管 【メイカン】 syrinx (part of a bird), lower larynx
  • 鳴禽 【メイキン】 songbird, oscine
  • 共鳴 【キョウメイ】 resonance, sympathy (with a view, idea, etc.)
  • 百家争鳴 【ヒャッカソウメイ】 let a hundred schools of thought contend

Kun reading compounds

  • 鳴く 【なく】 to make sound (of an animal), to call, to cry, to whine, to sing, to chirp, to make a meld call (e.g. pung, kong)
  • 鳴く蝉よりも鳴かぬ蛍が身を焦がす 【なくせみよりもなかぬほたるがみをこがす】 empty vessels make the most noise, the silent firefly burns with more passion than the crying cicada
  • 鳴る 【なる】 to sound, to ring, to resound, to echo, to roar, to rumble
  • 鳴門 【なると】 strait with a roaring tidal ebb and flow, whirlpool, maelstrom, kamaboko with a spiral whirlpool-like pattern, cooking technique where ingredients are cut in a spiral pattern, Naruto (city in Tokushima), Naruto Strait, Naruto wakame
  • 鳴らす 【ならす】 to ring, to sound, to chime, to beat, to snort (nose), to snap (fingers), to crack (joints), to be popular, to be esteemed, to be reputed, to state, to insist, to complain, to fart (loudly)

Readings

Japanese names:
なり、 なる
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ming2
Korean:
myeong

Spanish

  • emitir sonido (animal)
  • sonido
  • sonar
  • hacer sonar

Portuguese

  • gorjeio
  • choro
  • latido
  • som
  • argola
  • eco
  • buzina

French

  • gazouiller
  • crier
  • aboyer
  • pousser son cri (animal)
  • sonner
  • écho
  • cacarder
321 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
229 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
209 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1186 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
983 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
864 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1019 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2065 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
925 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
948 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
487 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1935 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
831 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
481 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
616 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1961 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
46672 Morohashi
674 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6939 New Nelson (John Haig)
1942 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2092 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
235 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3750 2001 Kanji
3d11.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-11 SKIP code
6702.7 Four corner code
1-44-36 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9cf4 Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
scholar, bachelor
Parts:
Variants:
voice
Kun:
こえこわ-
On:
セイショウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
388 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 声明 【セイメイ】 declaration, statement, proclamation
  • 声楽 【セイガク】 vocal music
  • 第一声 【ダイイッセイ】 first words said (e.g. when meeting someone), first thing out of one's mouth, first speech, inaugural address, first tone (in Chinese), level tone
  • 肉声 【ニクセイ】 natural voice (without a microphone)
  • 声 【ショウ】 voice, sound, tone (of Chinese character), tone mark, stress (in pronunciation), intonation, accent
  • 声点 【ショウテン】 tone mark, mark placed in one of the four corners of a Chinese character to indicate the tone
  • 高声 【コウセイ】 loud voice, high-pitched voice
  • 上声 【ジョウショウ】 rising tone (in Chinese), (of a Japanese accent) having a high, flat tone

Kun reading compounds

  • 声 【こえ】 voice, singing (of a bird), chirping (of an insect), hoot, voice, opinion (as expressed in words), view, wish, attitude, will, sound, sense (of something's arrival), feeling, voice, voiced sound
  • 声が枯れる 【こえがかれる】 to become hoarse
  • 一声 【いっせい】 voice, cry, shout
  • 険しい声 【けわしいこえ】 sharp voice

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
sheng1
Korean:
seong

Spanish

  • voz
  • fama
  • reputación
  • rumor

Portuguese

  • Voz

French

  • voix
97 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
170 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
153 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
467 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1066 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
226 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
146 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
465 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.14 Japanese for Busy People
746 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
759 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
619 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
396 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2724 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1393 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1880 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1914 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5645 Morohashi
2198 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
989 New Nelson (John Haig)
1896 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2044 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
299 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
147 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1460 2001 Kanji
3p4.4 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-4 SKIP code
4027.7 Four corner code
1-32-28 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
58f0 Unicode hex code