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Strokes: 8
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On:
メイ、ミョウ、ミン
mei, myoo, min
Kun:
あ.かり、あか.るい、あか.るむ、あか.らむ、あき.らか、あ.ける、-あ.け、あ.く、あ.くる、あ.かす
a.kari, aka.rui, aka.rumu, aka.ramu, aki.raka, a.keru, -a.ke, a.ku, a.kuru, a.kasu
Reading in names:
あきら、あけ、あす、きら、け、さや、さやか、とし、はる、み、め
akira, ake, asu, kira, ke, saya, sayaka, toshi, haru, mi, me
Meanings:
bright, light
ясный; светлый
Grade: 2
JLPT: 4
Phonetic: (メイ)
Kanji shape: idc
Kanji elements: ,
Antonyms: , , , , ,
Homonyms: , , ,
Synonyms: ,

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Examples

夜明け
よあけ
yoake
рассвет
dawn
dawn
明くる日
あくるひ
akuruhi
following day
following day
明らかな
あきらかな
akirakana
obvious
obvious
明らむ
あからむ
akaramu
become luminous
become luminous
明るい
あかるい
akarui
светлый
bright, cheerful
bright, cheerful
明後日
あさって
asatte
послезавтра
day after tomorrow
day after tomorrow
明日
あした/あす
ashita/asu
завтра
tomorrow
tomorrow
明晩
みょうばん
myooban
tomorrow evening
tomorrow evening
明治
めいじ
meiji
Meiji era
Meiji era
証明する
しょうめいする
shoomeisuru
prove
prove
説明する
せつめいする
setsumeisuru
пояснять
explain
explain
賢明な
けんめいな
kenmeina
wise
wise

Reading in other languages

Korean:
Korean (latin): myeong
Pinyin: ming2
Vietnam: Minh

Encoding

BIG5: A9 FA
DECIMAL: 26126
HEX: 660E
JIS_LEVEL: 1
MINKUTEN: 1-44-32
UTF16: 660E
UTF8: E6 98 8E

Dictionary indexes

A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade): 141
A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Ken Henshall): 228
A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall): 208
Essential Kanji (P.G. O'Neill): 58
Gakken Kanji Dictionary ("A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage"): 84
Japanese For Busy People: 3.9
Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki; White Rabbit Press): 186
Japanese Names (P.G. O'Neill): 623
Kanji & Kana (Spahn & Hadamitzky): 18
Kanji & Kana (Spahn & Hadamitzky, 2 edition): 18
Kanji Learners Dictionary (Jack Halpern, 1999): 572
Kanji Learners Dictionary (Jack Halpern, 2 edition, 2013): 756
Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono): 106
Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide: 984
Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern, 2013): 1060
Les Kanjis dans la tête (Yves Maniette): 20
Morohashi Daikanwajiten (Volume 5, page 0763): 13805
New Japanese-English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern, 1990): 855
Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig): 20
Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig, 6 edition): 20
The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley): 152
The Modern Reader's Japanese-English Character Dictionary (Andrew Nelson): 2110
The New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary (John Haig): 2435
Tuttle Kanji Cards: 167
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