Learn JLPT N4 Kanji

Meaning of 明

bright, light

Onyomi

メイ、 ミョウ
mei, myou

Kunyomi

あか(るい)
aka(rui)

Learn Japanese kanji: 【メイ、 ミョウ / あか(るい) 】

Meaning: bright, light.

67 of 2,500 most used kanji in newspapers.

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How to write 明 - stroke order:

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Stroke Count: 8

- Example Sentences

Each example sentence includes a Japanese kana reading, the romaji reading, and the English translation.

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Example #1

あしたはなにをしたい?
ashita wa nani wo shitai?
What do you want to do tomorrow?
Example #2

かれはあかるいひとです。
kare wa akarui hito desu.
He's a cheerful person.
Example #3

それをしょうめいできますか?
sore wo shoumei dekimasu ka?
Can you prove it?
Example #4

あきらきにきみはわたしのいうことがわかっていない。
akirakini kimi wa watashi no iu koto ga wakatteinai.
Obviously you don't understand what I'm saying.
Example #5

かれのせつめいをきこう。
kare no setsumei wo kikou.
Let's hear his explanation.
Example #6

わたしたちはめいかくなこたえがひつようです。
watashi tachi wa meikaku na kotae ga hitsuyou desu.
We require a clear answer.
Example #7

あなたはそれをしょうめいできますか?
anata wa sore wo shoumei dekimasu ka?
Can you verify that?
Example #8

これはぶんめいのいちしんぽである。
kore wa bunmei no ichi shinpo dearu.
This marks a step in the progress of civilization.
Example #9

これはいだいなはつめいです。
kore wa idai na hatsumei desu.
This is a great invention.

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