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5 Strokes
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生 + 0 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. life, genuine, birth
Readings
Kun'yomi: い.きる、い.かす、い.ける、う.む、う.まれる、は.える、は.やす、お.う、なま、き、あい、あさ、あり、あらは.る、あ.る、あれ、い、いか、いき、いく、いけ、う、うぶ、うまい、うまは.る、うまる、うる、え、お、おい、おいし.く、おお、おき、おや、おや.す、おゆ、きつ、ぎゅう、くるみ、ごせ、さ、さん、すぎ、すすむ、せ、そ、そう、たか、ちる、なじ、な.す、なせ、なば、なり、なる、な.る、にう、にゅう、ぬく、のう、のり、ばい、はえ、はさま、ふ、ぶ、ふゆ、み、む、む.す、もう、や、ゆ、よ、よい、よど、りゅう、-う、う.まれ、なま-、うま.れる、うまれ。
On'yomi: しょう。(Go-on Reading)
セイ。(Kan-on Reading)
サン。(Tou-on Reading)
ショウ。

Japanese Meaning for 生

Dictionary Entries for 生

ki
noun, prefix
  1. pure; undiluted; raw; crude
nama
no adjective, na adjective, noun, noun, used as a prefix
  1. raw; uncooked; fresh
  2. natural; unedited; unprocessed; crude
  3. unprotected (i.e. not wearing a condom)
  4. live (i.e. not recorded)
  5. inexperienced; unpolished; green
  6. impudence; sauciness
  7. unpasteurized beer; draft beer; draught beer
  8. partially; somewhat; half-; semi-
ubu
na adjective, noun, no adjective
  1. innocent; naive; unsophisticated; inexperienced; green; wet behind the ears
  2. birth-
sei
shou
noun
  1. life; living
  2. I; me; myself
iku
prefix
  1. vital; virile; lively
fu
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. area of thick growth (of trees, grass, etc.)
namari
noun
  1. boiled and half-dried bonito

Stroke Order Diagrams for 生

Construction of Character for 生

Origin and construction of 生
  1. 象形、草のはえ出る形(白川)。会意、草のはえ出る形+「土」(藤堂)。

Kanji related to 生

  • 便

    尿

Meanings in Other Languages for 生

French
  1. vie, naissance, authentique, cru
Portuguese
  1. vida, genuína, nascimento
Spanish
  1. vida, nacimiento, vivir, existir, nacer, dar a luz, puro, crudo

Comments for 生

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Shouldn't the Go-on reading しょう  be written in Katakana like this : ショウ ?

#6 Posted by Broula about 2 months ago

Thank you for the comments ! I wish there were more comments on each kanji ! It helps a lot when you just start to know where to focus on ! 

あぃがと 

 

#5 Posted by LePetitSoleil over 2 years ago

wow I didn't know that! it is pretty interesting ^_^ thank you!

#4 Posted by Usagi over 4 years ago

Absolutely true. Learn a few important "kunyomi" first and as you encounter others you will pick them up. 

One small note (なま)is also the kanji character used for draft beer (unpasteurized) in Japan. It is on cans, bottles and bar taps. When you ask for beer you say "nama biiru wo kudasai", or simply "nama wo kudasai". I think this is an important kunyomi.

#3 Posted by over 4 years ago

hmmm... well, with practising you will encounter several of those kunyomi, anyway for starting maybe is sufficient something like:

生きる i-kiru - to live; to exist

生まれる u-mareru or 生れる uma-reru - to be born

 

and if you want to add...

生える ha-eru - to grow; to spring up

 

#2 Posted by Usagi over 5 years ago


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