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The Chinese word ming - 明 - míng
(bright in Chinese)

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bright, clear, overt, to understand

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Chinese characters  ( ming / míng ) with pronunciation (English translation: bright )
The traditional Chinese characters of míng are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.

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明 ( ming / míng ) belongs to the 500 most common Chinese characters (rank 125)
Chinese example words containing the character 明 ( ming / míng )
伯明翰 ( Bómínghàn = Birmingham ), 智能 ( cōngming = intelligent ), 分明 ( fēnmíng = clear ), 怀俄明 ( Huáiémíng = Wyoming ), 黎明 ( límíng = dawn ), 明白 ( míngbái = clear ), 明年 ( míngnián = next year ), 明确 ( míngquè = definite ), 明天 ( míngtiān = tomorrow ), 明信片 ( míngxìnpiàn = postcard ), 说明 ( shuōmíng = to explain ), 说明书 ( shuōmíngshū = synopsis ), 鲜明 ( xiānmíng = bright ), 证明 ( zhèngmíng = to prove )
Other characters that are pronounced míng in Chinese
More words that mean bright in Chinese
cōngming ( 智能 ), liàng ( 亮 ), qíng ( 晴 ), shuăng ( 爽 ), xiān ( 鲜 ), xiānmíng ( 鲜明 )
More words that mean clear in Chinese
fēnmíng ( 分明 ), míngbái ( 明白 ), qīngchu ( 清楚 ), qīngxī ( 清晰 ), qíng ( 晴 ), xiānmíng ( 鲜明 )

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