Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
名字, 苗字 JLPT 2
Kana Reading
みょうじ
Romaji
myōji
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    noun (common) (futsuumeishi), nouns which may take the genitive case particle `no'
    Meaning
    surname; family name
    Example sentence
    渡辺が名字です Watanabe is my family name.

Examples of 名字, 苗字, みょうじ in a sentence

  • 渡辺が名字です

    Watanabe is my family name.

  • あなたの名字どうつづるのです

    How do you spell your family name?


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Kanji in this word

JLPT 1

8 strokes

seedling, sapling, shoot

On'Yomi: ビョウ, ミョウ

Kun'Yomi: なえ, なわ-

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JLPT 4

6 strokes

character, letter, word, section of village

On'Yomi:

Kun'Yomi: あざ, あざな, -な

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JLPT 5

6 strokes

name, noted, distinguished, reputation

On'Yomi: メイ, ミョウ

Kun'Yomi: , -な

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