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明るい
明い
Irregular okurigana usage
Readings

akarui
English
I-adjective (keiyoushi)
light, well-lit, well-lighted

I-adjective (keiyoushi)
bright (of a colour), brightly-coloured, brightly-colored

I-adjective (keiyoushi)
cheerful, bright, spirited, sunny (e.g. disposition)

I-adjective (keiyoushi)
encouraging (for the future of a project, etc.), promising, of fair prospects

I-adjective (keiyoushi)
as 〜に明るい
familiar (with), knowledgeable (about), well versed (in)

I-adjective (keiyoushi)
fair (e.g. politics), clean, impartial

Conjugated forms
Present, Future 明るい
is [x]
明るくない
is not [x]
Past 明るかった
was [x]
明るくなかった
was not [x]
Te-form, Continuative 明るくて
is [x] and...
明るくなくて
is not [x] and...
Kanjis
ON: メイ, ミョウ, ミン KUN: あ.かり, あか.るい, あか.るむ, あか.らむ, あき.らか, あ.ける, -あ.け, あ.く, あ.くる, あ.かす
bright, light

Stroke: 8 Grade: 2 JLPT: N3 SKIP: 1-4-4 FC: 6702.2


Phrases
ダイヤは明るく光った。
Parts: ダイヤ (ダイア) 明るい (あかるい) 光る (ひかる)
The diamond shone brightly.

明るい色が私たちの目を引いた。
Parts: 明るい (あかるい) (いろ) 私たち (わたしたち) 目を引く (めをひく)
The bright colors arrested our eyes.

君はなかなか地理に明るいな。
Parts: (きみ) 中々 (なかなか) 地理 (ちり) 明るい (あかるい)
You're pretty good with the lay of the land.

あの子供は明るい微笑でみんなをひきつける。
Parts: 彼の (あの) 子供 (こども) 明るい (あかるい) 微笑 (びしょう) (みんな) 引き付ける (ひきつける)
The child captivates everyone with his sunny smile.

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