Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
文明 JLPT 3
Kana Reading
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
    civilization; civilisation; culture
    Example sentence
    文明一皮むけば野蛮 Scratch a Russian and find a Tartar.
  • Parts of speech
    Bummei era (1469.4.28-1487.7.20)
    Example sentence
    文明更新再建世界自殺から救う To renew and rebuild civilization and save the world from suicide.

Examples of 文明, ぶんめい in a sentence

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Kanji in this word


4 strokes

sentence, literature, style, art, decoration, figures, plan, literary radical (no. 67)

On'Yomi: ブン, モン

Kun'Yomi: ふみ, あや

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