Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 明



bright, clear, to understand




A combination of sun and moon


Both sun and moon shine bright.


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".)
Tip: Go to the radicals that are contained in this character and learn all the characters with this radical systematically!


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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