Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 明


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Meaning

bright, lightful, clear

Pronunciation

MEI, MYŌ
akarui, akeru

Explanation

Mnemonic

Sun and moon : Both shine bright and clear.

Radicals

day, sun(The radical nichi stands for sun and was originally a circle with an middle point.)
month(The radical tsuki stands for moon or month when used at the right side of a character. However t1he radical niku that stands for body or body-part is in many cases simplified to and thus looks equal as "moon".)
Tip: Go to the radicals that are contained in this character and learn all the characters with this radical systematically!

Vocabulary

明治時代 めいじじだい Meiji period (1868-1912)
照明 しょうめい illumination
説明書 せつめいしょ printed instructions
明星 みょうじょう Venus, morning star
夜明け よあけ dawn, daybreak
明るい あかるい bright clear
賢明 けんめい wisdom, intelligence, prudence
明くる あくる the next
明白 めいはく obvious, overt, plainly, frankly

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