Meaning of 明

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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
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: The light of the sun and moon
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Example Words:
明天 [ míng tiān ]: tomorrow
明白 [ míng bai ]: clear; obvious; unequivocal; to understand; to realize
说明 [ shuō míng ]: to explain; to illustrate; to indicate; to show; to prove; explanation; directions; caption; Classifiers:
证明 [ zhèng míng ]: proof; certificate; identification; testimonial; Classifiers: ; to prove; to testify; to confirm the truth of
明显 [ míng xiǎn ]: clear; distinct; obvious
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