明白 meaning and pronunciation

明白
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明白 in English

míng bai

  • to understand (clearly)
  • to realize
  • clear
  • obvious
  • unequivocal

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  • (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;
  • (bái): white; snowy; pure; bright; empty; blank; plain; clear; to make clear; in vain; gratuitous; free of charge; reactionary; anti-communist; funeral; to stare coldly; to write wrong character; to state; to explain; vernacular; spoken lines in opera;

Sentence examples with 明白

  • 经过你这么一说,我终于明白了。
    Jīngguò nǐ zhème yī shuō, wǒ zhōngyú míngbáile.
  • 这个问题我想了很久才明白。
    Zhège wèntí wǒ xiǎngle hěnjiǔ cái míngbái.
  • 我明白你的意思了。
    Wǒ míngbái nǐ de yìsile.
  • 他说得很明白,我懂了。
    Tā shuō dé hěn míngbái, wǒ dǒngle.
  • 我一直不明白这句话的意思。
    Wǒ yīzhí bù míngbái zhè jù huà de yìsi.