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Pinyin: míng
English Definition: bright; opposite: dark ; (of meaning) clear; to understand; next; public or open; wise; generic term for a sacrifice to the gods
Chinese Definition:
①亮,与“暗”相对:明亮。明媚。明净。明鉴(a.明镜;b.指可为借鉴的明显的前例;c.明察)。明灭。明眸。明艳。明星。明珠暗投(喻怀才不遇或好人失足参加坏团伙,亦泛指珍贵的东西得不到赏识)。
②清楚:明白。明显。明晰。明了。明确。明朗。
③懂得,了解:明哲保身。不明事理。深明大义。
④公开,不隐蔽:明说。明讲。明处。
⑤能够看清事物:明察秋毫。耳聪目明。眼明手快。
⑥睿智:英明。贤明。明君。
⑦视觉,眼力:失明。
⑧神灵,泛指祭神供神之物:明器(殉葬用的器物,亦作“冥器”)。
⑨次(专指日或年):明日。明年。
⑩中国朝代名:明代。

Antonyms:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: The light of the sun 日 and moon 月
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • sun; day; daytime
    • moon; month
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Example Words:
旗帜鲜明 [ zhì xiān míng ]: to show one's colors; to have a clear-cut stand (idiom)
明智之举 [ míng zhì zhī ]: sensible act
是非分明 [ shì fēi fēn míng ]: to distinguish right from wrong (idiom)
权利声明 [ quán shēng míng ]: copyright statement
联合声明 [ lián shēng míng ]: joint declaration
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