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Stroke Count
8 Strokes
Radical
日 + 4 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. bright, light
Readings
Kun'yomi: あか.るい、あき.らか、あ.ける、あけ、-あ.け、あ.く、あ.かす、あ.かり、あ.くる、あか.らむ、あか.るむ。
On'yomi: ミョウ。(Go-on Reading)
メイ。(Kan-on Reading)
ミン。(Tou-on Reading)

Japanese Meaning for 明

Dictionary Entries for 明

myou
noun
  1. vidya (wisdom)
  2. mantra
  3. the coming (4th of July, etc.)
mei
noun
  1. brightness
  2. clarity; acumen
  3. power of vision
min
noun
  1. Ming (dynasty of China, 1368-1644)
saya
adverb
  1. clearly; brightly
  2. cleanly; purely

Stroke Order Diagrams for 明

Construction of Character for 明

Radicals and parts present in 明
Radical day, sun, Japan, counter for days Kanji Details »
Part month, moon Kanji Details »
Kanji variants for 明
Ancient Form
Origin and construction of 明
  1. 会意。古くは「」、「)」(ケイ:まどの意)+「」、月光が窓からさす様。「日」+「月」で明るいと解するのは俗解。

Kanji related to 明

  • 便

    湿

  • 婿

Meanings in Other Languages for 明

French
  1. clair, lumière
Portuguese
  1. brilhante, luz
Spanish
  1. luz, brillo, claridad, listo, inteligente, claro, luminoso, iluminar, aclarar

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