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
  • 百家争鳴 【ヒャッカソウメイ】 let a hundred schools of thought contend
  • 蛙鳴 【アメイ】 frog calling

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

3 strokes
Radical:
child, seed
Parts:
child, sign of the rat, 11PM-1AM, first sign of Chinese zodiac
Kun:
-こ
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
72 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 子 【シ】 child (esp. a boy), viscount, founder of a school of thought (esp. Confucius), master, masters and philosophers (categorization of Chinese classical literature), you, -er (i.e. man who spends all his time doing...)
  • 子宮 【シキュウ】 womb, uterus
  • 中性子 【チュウセイシ】 neutron
  • 精子 【セイシ】 sperm
  • 主 【ス】 honorific (or familiar) suffix used after a name
  • 金子 【キンス】 money, funds
  • 恵比寿 【エビス】 Ebisu, god of fishing and commerce
  • 対子 【トイツ】 pair, eyes
  • 七対子 【チートイツ】 seven pairs, winning hand composed of seven pairs

Kun reading compounds

  • 子 【こ】 child, young (animal), young woman, young geisha, offshoot, interest, new shares, player who is not a dealer (in cards, mahjong, etc.), bird egg, -er (often of young women)
  • 子 【こう】 child, interest
  • 根っこ 【ねっこ】 root (of a plant), stump (of a tree), root (of a problem, etc.), base, foundation, origin, source
  • 江戸っ子 【えどっこ】 true Tokyoite, Edoite, person born and raised in Edo
  • 子 【ね】 the Rat (first sign of the Chinese zodiac), hour of the Rat (around midnight, 11pm to 1am, or 12 midnight to 2am), north, eleventh month of the lunar calendar
  • 子忌み 【ねいみ】 collecting herbs and pulling out young pine trees by the roots (annual event held on the first day of the Rat of the New Year)
  • 庚子 【かのえね】 Metal Rat (37th year of the sexagenary cycle, e.g. 1960, 2020, 2080)
  • 甲子 【きのえね】 Wood Rat (1st year of the sexagenary cycle, e.g. 1924, 1984, 2044)

Readings

Japanese names:
い、 き、 ぎ、 く、 け、 ねっ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zi3, zi2, zi5
Korean:
ja

Spanish

  • chiquillo
  • niño

Portuguese

  • criança

French

  • enfant
  • signe de la 1ère branche terrestre
  • signe du Rat (zodiaque)
  • 23 h à 01 h
  • Nord (0°)
31 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
40 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
25 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
56 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1264 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
61 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
43 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
38 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.18 Japanese for Busy People
103 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
103 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
69 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
455 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4196 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2125 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2872 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
96 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
6930 Morohashi
3390 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1281 New Nelson (John Haig)
95 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
99 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
42 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
18 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3547 2001 Kanji
2c0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-1 SKIP code
4-2-1 SKIP code
1740.7 Four corner code
1-27-50 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5b50 Unicode hex code