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

Japanese Meaning for 真

Dictionary Entries for 真

noun, no adjective
  1. truth; reality; genuineness
  1. seriousness
  2. logical truth
  3. printed style writing
  4. star performer

  1. just; right; due (east)
  2. pure; genuine; true
  1. truth

  1. beloved; dear

Stroke Order Diagrams for 真

Construction of Character for 真

Radicals and parts present in 真
» Radical eye, class, look, insight, experience, care, favor
» Part
» Part one, one radical (no.1)
» Part ten
Kanji variants for 真
» Old Character Form
Origin and construction of 真

Kanji related to 真

  • 貿

Meanings in Other Languages for 真

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

Comments for 真

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The onyomi are the readings that came from China, and the kunyomi are readings that originated in Japan.  Since katakana is [usually] used for foreign or borrowed words, the onyomi is written in Katakana.

I think that the hyphen after ま means that is usually pronounced "ま" when it preceeds another (I assume kanji) characher.  Someone please correct me if I'm wrong about this.

I hope this helps!

#2 Posted by Koukina over 3 years ago

why is the onyomi written in hiragana? And what does the dash behind ま mean?

#1 Posted by Kyu66 over 3 years ago

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