míng bright

Made up of [ sun; day radical 72, yuè moon; month radical 74]

Note

The two brightest objects: the sun and moon together mean brightness
Number of strokes 8

Related characters


Using : shì (is) xiāng (fragrant) chūn (spring) chāng (prosperous) mò (do not) shǔ (heat) zhě (in process of) zhuō (table) qíng (clear sky) jiàn (gap) bái (bright) jǐng (bright) céng (once) yīn (sound) jiù (old) zuì (most) yì (easy) zuó (previous) dàn (dawn) zǎo (early) wǎn (evening) shí (time)
Using yuè : yǒu (have) néng (to be able to) qián (front) suí (Sui) gān (liver) qīng (green) péng (friend) péng (friend) jiāo (to glue) dǎn (the gall)

Sounds same

míng (name)

Different tone

mìng (life)

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Cities

昆明 Kunming, Yunnan

Proverbs

明枪易躲,暗箭难防 míng qiāng yì duǒ, àn jiàn nán fáng It is difficult to guard against furtive attacks
明知故问 míng zhī gù wèn To ask a question when already knowing the answer
山明水秀 shān míng shuǐ xiù Beautiful landscape
月到中秋分外明, 每逢佳节倍思亲 yuè dào zhōng qiū fèn wài míng, měi féng jiā jié bèi sī qīn Longing to see family far away

Phrases

明天 míng tiān tomorrow
明年 míng nián next year

Also

清明节 Qīngmíngjié Qingming Festival
赵公明 Zhào gōngmíng Zhao Gongming Birthday
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