míng bright

Made up of [ sun; day radical 72, yuè moon; month radical 74]
Similar looking characters : péng (friend)

Note

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

Related characters


Also uses component: bái (bright) céng (once) chāng (prosperous) chūn (spring) dàn (dawn) hūn (to marry) jiàn (gap) jiān (between) jǐng (bright) jiù (old) mò (do not) pǔ (general) qíng (clear sky) shì (is) shí (time) shǔ (heat) wǎn (evening) xiāng (fragrant) xīng (star) yáng (yang) yì (easy) yīn (sound) yǐng (picture) zǎo (early) zhào (according to) zhě (in process of) zhuō (table) zuì (most) zuó (previous)
Also uses yuè component: dǎn (the gall) fú (clothes) gān (liver) hú (lake) hú (beard) jiāo (to glue) néng (to be able to) péng (friend) péng (friend) qī (phase) qián (front) qīng (green) sàn (to scatter) shèng (victory) suí (Sui) yīn (yin) yǒu (have) zhāo (dynasty)

Sounds same

míng (name) míng (to call (birds))

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 from far away
明察秋毫 míng chá qiū háo A perceptive and sharp-sighted person who is able to grasp all the detail. In autumn some animals grow new, fine fur to keep themselves warm in winter.
自知之明 zì zhī zhī míng Knowing your own strengths and weaknesses is an essential first step in life. being able to judge yourself objectively as others see you is a path to harmony and true friendship.

Phrases

míng tiān Tomorrow
míng nián Next year

Also

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

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