けんめいkenmei Inflection

adjectival noun / noun:

  • eager; earnest; strenuous; fervent; assiduous; with utmost effort

chichihawatashiga懸命kenmeini働かhatarakaなければならないnakerebanaranaito言ったitta My father said that I must work hard.

Kanji definition:

ケンKENKEけるka.keruかるka.karu

state of suspension; hang; depend; consult; distant; far apart

Strokes:
20
Radical:
心忄⺗ heart
SKIP:
2-16-4
UTF:
61f8
JIS208:
23-92
Hangul:
현 [hyeon]
Pinyin:
xuán
Stroke order:
Example words:
懸念けねんkenen
worry; fear; anxiety; concern
懸命けんめいkenmei
eager; earnest; strenuous; fervent; assiduous; with utmost effort
一生懸命いっしょうけんめいisshoukenmei
very hard; with utmost effort; with all one's might; for dear life
懸案けんあんken'an
pending question; unresolved problem
懸賞けんしょうkenshou
offering a prize; prize competition; prize; reward

メイMEIミョウMYOUいのちinochi

fate; command; decree; destiny; life; appoint

Strokes:
8
Radical:
口 mouth
SKIP:
2-3-5
UTF:
547d
JIS208:
44-31
Hangul:
명 [myeong]
Pinyin:
mìng
Stroke order:
Example words:
革命かくめいkakumei
revolution; / 58th year of the sexagenary cycle (in Onmyōdō)
生命せいめいseimei
life; existence
命令めいれいmeirei
order; command; decree; directive; / (software) instruction; statement
いのちinochi
life; life force; / lifetime; lifespan; / most important thing; foundation; core; / paired tattoos of the "life" kanji on the upper arms of a man and woman (indicating unwavering love); / fate; destiny; karma
懸命けんめいkenmei
eager; earnest; strenuous; fervent; assiduous; with utmost effort

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