Kana: メイ、な.く、な.る、な.らす
Romaji: mei, na.ku,, na.rasu

Name Readings

Kana: なり、なる
Romaji: nari, naru


chirp, cry, bark, sound, ring, echo, honk

Stroke Diagram


Kanji Info

Stroke Count:  14
Radical Number:  30
Frequency:  1279
Grade:  2
Skip Pattern:  1-3-11
Korean Reading:  myeong
Chinese Reading:  ming2
Unicode:  9cf4
JIS:  4C44


Halpern Index: 674
Nelson Index: 983
New Nelson Index: 6939
Spahn Hadamitzky Index: 3d11.1
Four Corner Index: 6702.7
Guide to Remembering Index: 209
Gakken Index: 1186
Japanese Names Index: 2065
Daikanwanjiten Index: 46672
Daikanwanjiten Index and Page: 12.0799
Remembering the kanji Index: 1942
Kanji Flashcards Index: 1019
Kodansha Compact Index: 1935
Read Writing Kanji Third Index: 229
Kanji in Context Index: 487
1999 Kanji Learners Index: 481
2013 Kanji Learners Index: 616
French Remembering the Kanji Index: 1961
Remembering the Kanji 6th Index: 2092
Essential Kanji Index: 864
Kodansha Kanji Index: 831
Roo 2001 Kanji Index: 3750
Read Writing the Kanji Index: 321
Tuttle Kanji Cards Index: 235


鳴る (なる)
to sound; to ring; to resound; to echo; to roar; to rumble
鳴らす (ならす)
to ring; to sound; to chime; to beat; to snort (nose); to be popular; to be esteemed; to be reputed; to state; to insist; to complain; to fart (loudly)
鳴き声 (なきごえ)
cry (esp. animal); roar; chirp; tweet; bark; whine; meow
鳴子 (なるこ)
怒鳴る (どなる)
to shout; to yell
鳴門 (なると)
strait with a roaring tidal ebb and flow; whirlpool; maelstrom; kamaboko with a spiral whirlpool-like pattern; cooking technique where ingredients are cut in a spiral pattern; Naruto; city in NE Tokushima pref.; Naruto Strait; Naruto wakame
共鳴 (きょうめい)
resonance; sympathetic (sound); (being in) sympathy
鳴く (なく)
to sing (bird); to bark; to purr; to make sound (animal)
悲鳴 (ひめい)
shriek; scream
雷鳴 (らいめい)
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