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说明
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English Definitionto explain; to illustrate; to indicate; to show; to prove; explanation; directions; caption
Simplified Script说明
Traditional Script說明
Pinyinshuōmíng
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Same
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄕㄨㄛ ㄇㄧㄥˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)syut3ming4
Part of Speech(名) noun, (动) verb
Measure Words
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=4; TOP=Basic
Word Decomposition
shuōto speak; to say; to explain; to scold; to tell off; a theory (usually in compounds such as 日心说 heliocentric theory)
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    
说话shuōhuàto speak; to say; to talk; to gossip; to tell stories; talk; word
说法shuōfaway of speaking; wording; formulation; one's version (of events); statement; theory; hypothesis; interpretation
说谎shuōhuǎngto lie; to tell an untruth
说起来shuōqǐ láiput it this way
说不定shuō bùdìngcan't say for sure; maybe
Words With Same Tail Word    
文明wénmíngcivilized; civilization; culture
表明biǎomíngto make clear; to make known; to state clearly; to indicate; known
证明zhèngmíngproof; certificate; identification; testimonial; to prove; to testify; to confirm the truth of
光明guāngmínglight; radiance; (fig.) bright (prospects etc); openhearted
发明fāmíngto invent; an invention
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