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Today's Kanji

Today's Kanji -- July 3, 2015

  • on reading:
  • シン
  • kun reading:
  • ま   ま-   まこと
  • meaning(s):
  • true, reality, Buddhist sect
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Stroke Order Diagram
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Stroke Order Diagram


ポラロイド ポラロイドしゃしん Polaroid picture
かつどうしゃしん movie
かおじゃしん photographic portrait
きねんしゃしん souvenir photograph
くうちゅうしゃしん aerial photograph
こうくうしゃしん aerial photograph
こうそくどしゃしん high-speed photography
ごうせいしゃしん composite or montage photograph
しゃしん photograph
じゅんしん purity; sincerity
しん truth; reality; genuineness; Buddhist sect originating in the thirteenth century
just; right; due (east); pure; genuine; true
まっくら total darkness; shortsightedness; pitch dark
まっくらやみ pitch dark
まっさかさま head over heels; headlong
まっこう brow; front; helmet front
まっこうほう makko-ho (set of four exercises for general health)
まっくろ pitch black
まっさいちゅう midst; height
まっしょうじき perfectly honest
まっしょうめん directly opposite; right in front
まっさかり height of; middle of; full bloom
まっさお deep blue; ghastly pale
まっか deep red; flushed (of face)
まっさき the head; the foremost; beginning
まっただなか right in the midst of; right at the height of
まっぴるま broad daylight
まっすぐ straight (ahead); direct; upright; erect; honest; frank
まっただなか right in the middle
まっぷたつ in two equal parts
つに まっぷたつに right in half
まっしろ pure white
まったいら perfectly level
まっぴら (not) by any means; (not) for anything; humbly; sincerely
まっただなか right in the midst of; right at the height of
まっぱだか stark naked; nudity
しんでかく to write in the square style
しんに truly; actually; really
まことに truly; actually; really
ける まにうける to take seriously; to believe
しんにせまる to be true to nature; to be lifelike
しんの true; real; genuine; utter
の闇 しんのやみ pitch-darkness
しんのとも true friend
まんまる perfect circle
まんまるい perfectly round
まんまる perfect circle
まんまるい perfectly circular
まんまえ right in front; under the nose
まんまえに right in front of; just opposite
まんなか middle; centre; mid-way
まくら total darkness; shortsightedness
まくらやみ total darkness
しんい real intention; true motive; true meaning
しんいぎ true meaning
まいちもんじ straight; as the crow flies
しんいん true reason; true motive
しんえい portrait
しんえんしんじゅ cultured pearls
まよこ directly horizontal; right beside
ました right under; directly below
しんか true value; real worth
まなつ midsummer
まなつのあつさ heat of high summer
まなつび day on which the temperature exceeds 30 degrees Centigrade
しんこ real; true
まがも mallard duck
しんがん the genuine and the spurious
まがお serious look
しんぎ truth or error; authenticity
しんぎのほど whether it is true or not
かめる しんぎをたしかめる to make sure of the truth
しんぎ true meaning
まさか by no means
まさかさまに headlong; head over heels
まながつお Japanese butterfish
まないた chopping board
しんきん fungus; fungi
しんきんしょう cryptosporidiosis; mycosis; mycoses
まぢかい near at hand
かに まじかに nearness; proximity
しんくう vacuum; hollow; empty
しんくうかん vacuum tube
しんくうそうじき vacuum cleaner
しんくうたい air pocket
しんくうでんきゅう vacuum bulb
しんくうほうそう vacuum packaging
まくわうり melon; Cucumis melo var Makuwa
しんけん seriousness; earnestness
しんけんしょうぶ fighting with real swords; game played in real earnest
しんごん mantra; quintessential word; Mantrayana; Shingon, Sino-Japanese esoteric Buddhism, originating in the eight century
しんこ real; true
まこも wild rice
まうしろ right behind
まごい black carp; black koi
まむかい face to face; straight ahead; just in front of
かい まむかい directly opposite; facing
まむき earnest; singlehanded; face to face; straight ahead; just in front of
まっこうほう makko-ho (set of four exercises for general health)
しんく scarlet; crimson
まっくろ pitch black
しんこっちょう showing one's true worth
まさご sand
まぎわ just on the point of; on the verge of
ましかく square
まね mimicry; imitation; behavior; pretense
まねし copy cat
まねる to mimic; to imitate
まねごと sham; make-believe; mere form
さな truth; reality
さね truth; reality
しんじつ truth; reality
しんじつをかたる to speak the truth
しんじついちろ path of sincerity
しんじつせい fidelity; truth; authenticity; credibility
しんじつみ truth (veracity, authenticity) (e.g. of a report)
しんじゅ pearl
しんじゅかい mother of pearl; pearl oyster
しんじゅがい mother of pearl; pearl oyster
しんじゅこう pearl iridescence
しんじゅざいく pearl work
しんじゅしつ mother-of-pearl
しんじゅとり pearl fishing; pearl diver
しんじゅいろ pearl gray
しんじゅそう mother-of-pearl
しんじゅぼ mother-of-pearl
しんじゅようしょく pearl culture
しんじゅようしょくじょう pearl-oyster beds
しんじゅわん Pearl Harbour
しんしゅうおおたには Otani sect of Shinshu
しんしょ square style
しんじょ fish cake
しんしょう genuine case (of a disease)
まうえ just above; right overhead
しんじょう true feeling
まこころ sincerity; devotion
まごころ sincerity; devotion
しい まあたらしい brand new
まぶかに down over the eyes
しんじん true man
まにんげん an honest man; a good citizen
まみず fresh water
しんずい true meaning; mystery; essence; quintessence; soul; core; kernel; life blood
しんせい inborn nature; genuine
しんせい genuine; authentic; true; pure
ましょうじき perfectly honest
ましょうめん directly opposite; right in front
ましみず pure water; clear water
まさかり height of; middle of; full bloom
西 まにし due west
まさお deep blue; ghastly pale
まっさお deep blue; ghastly pale
しんせき true autograph
しんせき true autograph
しんぜんび the true, the good, and the beautiful
しんそう truth; real situation
調 しんそうちょうさ fact finding
しんうち star performer
まだい Red Sea bream
まっただなか right in the midst of; right at the height of
まだけ a long-jointed bamboo
まなか middle; centre; mid-way
まんなか middle; centre; mid-way
まひる midday; broad daylight
まむし viper; adder; asp
ますぐ straight (ahead); direct; upright; erect; honest; frank
まっすぐ straight (ahead); direct; upright; erect; honest; frank
しんたい ultimate truth; essence (in Buddhism)
しんてい ultimate truth; essence (in Buddhism)
さなだ plait; braid
さなだむし tapeworm
さなだひも braid
さなだあみ plait
まふゆ midwinter
まふゆび day on which the temperature fails to reach 0 degrees Centigrade
まひがし due east
まみなみ due south
つに まふたつに right in half
しんにょ the absolute; absolute reality
ましろ pure white
まっしろ pure white
まほ full sail
しんはんにん the real criminal
しんぴ true or false
しんび true beauty
しんぴつ autograph; one's own handwriting; personal note
しんぶぶんしゅうごう proper subset
しんぶつ genuine article
しんぶんすう proper fraction
まっぴら (not) by any means; (not) for anything; humbly; sincerely
まきた due north
しんみ true meaning
綿 まわた silk floss; silk wadding
まとも front; honesty; uprightness; direct
しんめんもく one's true character; oneself; seriousness; earnestness
まじめ diligent; serious; honest
まじめくさる to pretend to be earnest
まよなか dead of night; midnight
しんゆう true courage; true heroism
まっぱだか stark naked; nudity
しんり truth
しんりかんすう truth-function
しんりち truth-value
しんそつ honesty; sincerity; frankness
しんし sincerity; earnestness
しんせき true autograph
しんちゅう brass
あおじゃしん blueprint; plan
せきがいせんしゃしん infrared photography
ぜんけいしゃしん panoramic photo
くみしゃしん composite or montage photograph
だんそうしゃしん tomogram
てんしん naivete
てんねんしょくしゃしん color photo
てんたいしゃしん photograph of an astral body
でんそうしゃしん phototelegram
はくしん reality; true to life
ぶんかいしゃしん photographic playback
ほうどうしゃしん news photograph
りったいしゃしん stereograph
れんぞくしゃしん sequence photographs