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ㄇㄧㄥ ˊ



明 is an 8 stroke, simplified and traditional Chinese character and is pronounced as míng in the second tone.

It is made up of the components (sun) and (moon).

  • ㄇㄧㄥ ˊ



    • ˋ


    • ㄩㄝ ˋ



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The sun makes the moon bright.
by Chris

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Wow, Chris it's fabulous!
by Alex

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We found 1 pronunciation for 明

Definitions for 明 pronounced as míng

  • 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
  • bright
  • opposite: dark 暗[an4]
  • (of meaning) clear
  • to understand
  • next
  • public or open
  • wise
  • generic term for a sacrifice to the gods


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