Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 明


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Meaning

bright, clear, to understand

Pronunciation

míng

Explanation

A combination of sun and moon

Mnemonic

Both sun and moon shine bright.

Radicals

sun, day
moon, month(When it is at the left in the character then often with the meaning "body part". If at the right, then as "moon, month, period".)

Vocabulary

说明 shuō míng to explain; to illustrate; to indicate; to show; to prove; explanation; directions; caption
英明 yīng míng wise; brilliant
照明 zhào míng lighting; illumination
查明 chá míng to investigate and find out; to ascertain
简明 jiǎn míng simple and clear; concise
明珠 míng zhū pearl; jewel (of great value)
黎明 lí míng dawn; daybreak
聪明 cōng ming acute (of sight and hearing); clever; intelligent; bright; smart
昆明 Kūn míng Kunming prefecture level city and capital of Yunnan province in southwest China
明媚 míng mèi bright and beautiful
陈炯明 Chén Jiǒng míng Chen Jiongming (1878-1933), a leading warlord of Guangdong faction, defeated in 1925 and fled to Hong Kong

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