明 meaning and pronunciation

Simplified/traditional character

明 in English

míng

  • bright
  • opposite: dark 暗[an4]
  • (of meaning) clear
  • to understand
  • next
  • public or open
  • wise
  • generic term for a sacrifice to the gods
  • Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)
  • surname Ming
  • Ming (c. 2000 BC), fourth of the legendary Flame Emperors, 炎帝[Yan2 di4] descended from Shennong 神農|神农[Shen2 nong2] Farmer God

HSK levels

Components

  • (rì): sun
  • (yuè): moon

Characters with the same pronunciation

  • : dark; deep; stupid; the underworld;
  • : name; noun (part of speech); place (e.g. among winners); famous; classifier for people;
  • : dark;
  • : Chinese quince;
  • : name of a river;
  • : to drizzle; sea;
  • : space between the eyebrows and the eyelashes;
  • : to close (the eyes);
  • : Thea sinensis; young leaves of tea;
  • : lucky place;
  • : boring insect; snout moth's larva (Aphomia gullaris or Plodia interpuncuella or Heliothus armigera etc), major agricultural pest;
  • : place name;
  • : to engrave; inscribed motto;
  • : to cry (of birds, animals and insects);

Sentences examples with 明

  • 我明天坐飞机去北京。
    Wǒ míngtiān zuò fēijī qù běijīng.
  • 明天下午下雨。
    Míngtiān xiàwǔ xià yǔ.
  • 明天是不会下雨的。
    Míngtiān shì bù huì xià yǔ de.
  • 今天星期日,明天是星期一。
    Jīntiān xīngqírì, míngtiān shì xīngqí yī.
  • 我的名字叫李明。
    Wǒ de míngzì jiào lǐ míng.

Words containing 明, by HSK level

HSK 3 vocabulary list

HSK 4 vocabulary list

  • 说明 (shuō míng): to explain; to illustrate; explanation; directions; caption; CL:个
  • 证明 (zhèng míng): proof; certificate; identification; testimonial; to prove; to testify; to confirm the truth of; CL:个

HSK 5 vocabulary list

HSK 6 vocabulary list