Japanese Learning

N5 Kanji 45:明

Meaning

In Japanese, 明 means “bright”.

How to read it:

Kunyomi:あか
Onyomi:めい、みょう

How to write it:

How to use it:

Kunyomi:
明(あか)るい→bright

Onyomi:
明確(めいかく)→clear
明後日(みょうごにち)→the day after tomorrow

Origin:

You can see a sun and a moon, they are very bright. So it stands for “bright”.

Development:

As you know the origin of this kanji,now you can remember it easier.

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