明 míng bright
Made up of [日 rì
radical 72, 月 yuè
NoteThe two brightest objects: the sun and moon together mean brightness
Number of strokes 8
Using 日 rì
: 是 shì (is) 香 xiāng (fragrant) 春 chūn (spring) 昌 chāng (prosperous) 莫 mò (do not) 暑 shǔ (heat) 者 zhě (in process of) 桌 zhuō (table) 晴 qíng (clear sky) 间 jiàn (gap) 白 bái (bright) 景 jǐng (bright) 曾 céng (once) 音 yīn (sound) 旧 jiù (old) 最 zuì (most) 易 yì (easy) 昨 zuó (previous) 旦 dàn (dawn) 早 zǎo (early) 晚 wǎn (evening) 时 shí (time)
Using 月 yuè
: 有 yǒu (have) 能 néng (to be able to) 前 qián (front) 隋 suí (Sui) 肝 gān (liver) 青 qīng (green) 朋 péng (friend) 朋 péng (friend) 胶 jiāo (to glue) 胆 dǎn (the gall)
Sounds same名 míng (name)
Different tone命 mìng (life)
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
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
明天 míng tiān
明年 míng nián
Qīngmíngjié Qingming Festival
Zhào gōngmíng Zhao Gongming Birthday
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