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Kanji:明 light; bright; to dawn

JLPT N5: 84 / 100 | 8 Strokes

Mnemonics: What can be brighter than both the sun 日 and moon 月 out together?

On: メイ; ミョウ
Kun: あか・るい

Meaning: light; bright; to dawn

Stroke Order:


Examples:

  • 明るい akarui—bright; cheerful
  • 発明 hatsu mei—invention
  • 説明 setsu mei—explanation


Example Sentence:

今日(きょう)(あか)るいです。

kyou wa akarui desu.
Today is bright.

Vocabulary:

  • 今日 kyou - today
  • は wa - (topic marker)
  • 明るい akarui - bright
  • です desu - copula; to be

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