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Stroke Count
10 Strokes
Radical
目 + 5 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. true, reality, Buddhist sect
Readings
Kun'yomi: ま、まこと、ま-。
On'yomi: しん、シン。

Japanese Meaning for 真

Dictionary Entries for 真

shin
na adjective, noun
  1. truth; reality; genuineness
  2. seriousness
  3. logical TRUE
  4. printed style writing
  5. star performer
ma
noun, prefix
  1. just; right; due (east); pure; genuine; true

Stroke Order Diagrams for 真

Construction of Character for 真

Radicals and parts present in 真
Radical eye, class, look, insight, experience, care, favor Kanji Details »
Part
Part one, one radical (no.1) Kanji Details »
Part ten Kanji Details »
Kanji variants for 真
Old Character Form
Origin and construction of 真
  1. 会意。元は「眞」で「」(さじ)+「」で容器にものを満たすこと(藤堂)。「匕」(死体)+「」(首を逆さづりにしたもの)で行き倒れの死体、これを埋葬し霊力を得ることから「まこと」の意を得た(白川)。

Kanji related to 真

  • 貿

Meanings in Other Languages for 真

French
  1. exact, vrai, réalité, secte bouddhiste
Portuguese
  1. verdadeiro, realidade, seita do Budismo
Spanish
  1. verdad, realidad, puro, genuino, verdadero

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