Definition of 明

  • bright
  • light

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • メイ
  • ミョウ
  • ミン
  • かり
  • あかるい
  • あかるむ
  • あからむ
  • あきらか
  • ける
  • -あ
  • くる
  • かす

Popular Words With This Kanji

明らか, あきらか

obvious, evident, clear, plain

表明, ひょうめい

declaration, indication, representation, manifestation, demonstration, expression, announcement, assertion

説明, せつめい

explanation, exposition

明, みょう

vidya (wisdom), mantra, the coming (4th of July, etc.)

声明, せいめい

declaration, statement, proclamation

明確, めいかく

clear, precise, definite, distinct

公明党, こうめいとう

New Komeito (Japanese political party), New Clean Government Party, Justice Party

不明, ふめい

unknown, obscure, indistinct, uncertain, ambiguous, ignorant, lack of wisdom, anonymous, unidentified

明治, めいじ

Meiji era (1868.9.8-1912.7.30)

解明, かいめい

clarification, elucidation, explication


This site uses the EDICT and KANJIDIC dictionary files. These files are the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, and are used in conformance with the Group's licence.

Study Lists

JLPT N4 Study List

This list contains all words and kanji related to the JLPT N4 test. Official word and kanji lists are not available for these tests;...

Jōyō Kanji Study List

This list contains all Kanji in the revised 2010 Jōyō Kanji list.  This is a guide to the Kanji characters by the Japanese Ministry of...

Remember The Kanji 6th Edition

This is the collection of Kanji that is provided in the 6th Edition of Remember The Kanji. This is meant to make it easy to add this list...

Basic Kanji Book 1-5

Kanji from first five lessons from Basic Kanji Book

Genki I Kanji

Kanji from the Genki I textbook. A study list containing all of the vocab words is here: https://www.nihongomaster.com/lists/view/151/g...

Kyouiku Kanji 2nd Grade

Do you know more Kanji than a second grader?

Kanji so far

Whatever has popped up 

漢字 (Kanji)

Week 11: Joyo Kanji Challenge

We WILL learn all these kanji! 

WaniKani Level 6

WaniKani Level 6

Kanji

 

Join Now And Go Premium To Create Your Own Vocabulary Study Lists

Join Now

Related Practice Sheets

Basic Kanji Book 1-5

Kanji from Basic Kanji Book, first five chapters. Because you simply can't practice writing kanji to much!

My learned Kanji

These are the Kanji I learned and want to keep track of. (20 per page)

Week 11: Joyo Kanji Challenge

We WILL learn all these kanji!

Color Your Life!

We’ve learned some colors, but surprisingly, we haven’t learned the kanji for “color = いろ” !! Let’s add some more color to your memory bank!

Join And Go Premium To Create Your Own Practice Sheets

Join Now