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English Definitionclear; obvious; unequivocal; to understand; to realize
Simplified Script明白
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄇㄧㄥˊ ㄅㄞ˙
Cantonese (Jyutping)ming4baak6
Part of Speech(形) adjective, (动) verb, (副) adverb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=3; TOP=Basic,Intermediate,Advanced
Word Decomposition
míngbright; opposite: dark ; (of meaning) clear; to understand; next; public or open; wise; generic term for a sacrifice to the gods; Ming Dynasty (1368-1644); (Chinese surname); Ming (c. 2000 BC), fourth of the legendary Flame Emperors, 炎帝 descended from Shennong 神农 Farmer God
báiwhite; snowy; pure; bright; empty; blank; plain; clear; to make clear; in vain; gratuitous; free of charge; reactionary; anti-communist; funeral; to stare coldly; to write wrong character; to state; to explain; vernacular; spoken lines in opera; (Chinese surname)

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Words With Same Head Word    
明年míngniánnext year
明确míngquèclear-cut; definite; explicit; to clarify; to specify; to make definite
明显míngxiǎnclear; distinct; obvious
明亮míngliàngbright; shining; glittering; to become clear
Words With Same Tail Word    
显白xiǎnbaivariant of 顯擺
弄明白nòng míngbaito figure out how to do something
整明白zhěng míngbaifully to understand
不太明白bù tài míngbai(question is) not completely clear; I don't get it
xiànzài wǒmen cái míngbaias we now understand
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