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English Definitionintelligent; clever; bright; smart; acute (of sight and hearing)
Simplified Script聪明
Traditional Script聰明
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄘㄨㄥ ㄇㄧㄥ˙
Cantonese (Jyutping)cung1ming4
Part of Speech(形) adjective
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=3
Word Decomposition
cōngquick at hearing; wise; clever; sharp-witted; intelligent; acute
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

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Words With Same Head Word    
聪慧cōnghuìbright; witty; intelligent
聪敏cōngmǐnquick; bright; intelligent; clever; brilliant
聪颖cōngyǐngsmart; intelligent
聪敏地cōngmǐn desagaciously
Words With Same Tail Word    
小聪明xiǎo cōngmingclever-clever; clever in trivial matters; sharp but petty-minded
田聪明tián cōngmingTian Congming
装聪明zhuāng cōngmingsapience
事后聪明shìhòu cōngmingwise after the event (idiom); with hindsight, one should have predicted it
冰雪聪明bīngxuě cōngmingexceptionally intelligent (idiom)
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