Ming Dynasty (1368-1644); surname Ming; Ming (c. 2000 BC), fourth of the legendary Flame Emperors, 炎帝 descended from Shennong 神農|神农 Farmer God

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

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阿明 阿明 a1 ming2

爱憎分明 愛憎分明 ai4 zeng1 fen1 ming2
to make a clear difference between what one likes and what one hates; to have well-defined likes and dislikes

安非他明 安非他明 an1 fei1 ta1 ming2

暗察明访 暗察明訪 an4 cha2 ming2 fang3
open enquiries and secret search (idiom); to investigate openly and in secret; taking information from all sides

摆明 擺明 bai3 ming2
to show clearly

班雅明 班雅明 ban1 ya3 ming2
Benjamin (name)

半明不灭 半明不滅 ban4 ming2 bu4 mie4
dull (lamplight)

半透明 半透明 ban4 tou4 ming2
translucent; semitransparent

本杰明 本傑明 ben3 jie2 ming2
Benjamin (person name)

本杰明·富兰克林 本傑明·富蘭克林 ben3 jie2 ming2 - fu4 lan2 ke4 lin2
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), American writer, scientist, inventor, politician and diplomat

辨明 辨明 bian4 ming2
to clarify; to distinguish; to elucidate

辩明 辯明 bian4 ming2
to explain clearly; to elucidate

标明 標明 biao1 ming2
to mark; to indicate

表明 表明 biao3 ming2
to make clear; to make known; to state clearly; to indicate; known

冰炭不言,冷热自明 冰炭不言,冷熱自明 bing1 tan4 bu4 yan2 - leng3 re4 zi4 ming2
ice or coals, whether hot or cold goes without saying (idiom); fig. sincerity is not expressed in words

冰雪聪明 冰雪聰明 bing1 xue3 cong1 ming5
exceptionally intelligent (idiom)

薄明 薄明 bo2 ming2
dim light; early dawn

伯明翰 伯明翰 bo2 ming2 han4

不明 不明 bu4 ming2
not clear; unknown; to fail to understand

不明不白 不明不白 bu4 ming2 bu4 bai2
obscure; dubious; shady

不明飞行物 不明飛行物 bu4 ming2 fei1 xing2 wu4
unidentified flying object (UFO)

不明就里 不明就裡 bu4 ming2 jiu4 li3
not to understand the situation; unaware of the ins and outs

不明觉厉 不明覺厲 bu4 ming2 jue2 li4
although I don't understand it, it seems pretty awesome (Internet slang)

不明确 不明確 bu4 ming2 que4
indefinite; unclear

不明事理 不明事理 bu4 ming2 shi4 li3
not understanding things (idiom); devoid of sense

不说自明 不說自明 bu4 shuo1 zi4 ming2
self-explanatory; self-evident (idiom)

不透明 不透明 bu4 tou4 ming2

不言自明 不言自明 bu4 yan2 zi4 ming2
self-evident; needing no explanation (idiom)

察察为明 察察為明 cha2 cha2 wei2 ming2
keenly observant of trivial details

查明 查明 cha2 ming2
to investigate and find out; to ascertain

阐明 闡明 chan3 ming2
to elucidate; to explain clearly; to expound

昌明 昌明 chang1 ming2
flourishing; thriving

长明灯 長明燈 chang2 ming2 deng1
altar lamp burning day and night

长夜难明 長夜難明 chang2 ye4 nan2 ming2
lit. many nights under a harsh moon; long years of oppression (idiom)

陈炯明 陳炯明 chen2 jiong3 ming2
Chen Jiongming (1878-1933), a leading warlord of Guangdong faction, defeated in 1925 and fled to Hong Kong

崇明 崇明 chong2 ming2
Chongming island county, Shanghai

崇明岛 崇明島 chong2 ming2 dao3
Chongming Island

崇明县 崇明縣 chong2 ming2 xian4
Chongming island county, Shanghai

出生证明 出生證明 chu1 sheng1 zheng4 ming2
birth certificate

出生证明书 出生證明書 chu1 sheng1 zheng4 ming2 shu1
birth certificate

窗明几净 窗明几淨 chuang1 ming2 ji1 jing4
lit. clear window and clean table (idiom); fig. bright and clean

春光明媚 春光明媚 chun1 guang1 ming2 mei4
lovely spring sunshine

词约指明 詞約指明 ci2 yue1 zhi3 ming2
concise but unambiguous (idiom)

聪明反被聪明误 聰明反被聰明誤 cong1 ming2 fan3 bei4 cong1 ming2 wu4
a clever person may become the victim of his own ingenuity (idiom); cleverness may overreach itself; too smart for one's own good

聪明 聰明 cong1 ming5
intelligent; clever; bright; smart; acute (of sight and hearing)

聪明才智 聰明才智 cong1 ming5 cai2 zhi4
intelligence and wisdom

聪明过头 聰明過頭 cong1 ming5 guo4 tou2
too clever by half; excessive ingenuity

聪明绝顶 聰明絕頂 cong1 ming5 jue2 ding3
highly intelligent (idiom)

聪明伶俐 聰明伶俐 cong1 ming5 ling2 li4
clever and quick-witted

聪明一世,糊涂一时 聰明一世,糊塗一時 cong1 ming5 yi1 shi4 - hu2 tu5 yi1 shi2
even the wisest can have a momentary lapse in judgement (idiom); every man has a fool in his sleeve

聪明一世,懵懂一时 聰明一世,懵懂一時 cong1 ming5 yi1 shi4 - meng3 dong3 yi1 shi2
see 聰明一世,糊塗一時|聪明一世,糊涂一时

崔明慧 崔明慧 cui1 ming2 hui4
Christine Choy (1964-), Chinese-American film director

达尔罕茂明安联合旗 達爾罕茂明安聯合旗 da2 er3 han3 mao4 ming2 an1 lian2 he2 qi2
Darhan Muming'an united banner in Baotou 包頭|包头, Inner Mongolia

大放光明 大放光明 da4 fang4 guang1 ming2
great release of light (idiom)

大明湖 大明湖 da4 ming2 hu2
Daming Lake in Jinan 濟南|济南, Shandong

大明历 大明曆 da4 ming2 li4
the 5th century Chinese calendar established by Zu Chongzhi 祖沖之|祖冲之

大明虾 大明蝦 da4 ming2 xia1
king prawn

淡泊明志 淡泊明志 dan4 bo2 ming2 zhi4
living a simple life as one's ideal (idiom)

灯火通明 燈火通明 deng1 huo3 tong1 ming2
brightly lit

点明 點明 dian3 ming2
to point out

电照明 電照明 dian4 zhao4 ming2
electric lighting

订明 訂明 ding4 ming2
to stipulate; to state expressly; to explicitly provide for

东方明珠电视塔 東方明珠電視塔 dong1 fang1 ming2 zhu1 dian4 shi4 ta3
Oriental Pearl Television Tower

东方明珠塔 東方明珠塔 dong1 fang1 ming2 zhu1 ta3
Oriental Pearl Tower

东方文明 東方文明 dong1 fang1 wen2 ming2
Eastern civilization

东明 東明 dong1 ming2
Dongming county in Heze 菏澤|菏泽, Shandong

东明县 東明縣 dong1 ming2 xian4
Dongming county in Heze 菏澤|菏泽, Shandong

多明尼加 多明尼加 duo1 ming2 ni2 jia1
Dominica; Dominican Republic; also written 多米尼加

多明尼加共和国 多明尼加共和國 duo1 ming2 ni2 jia1 gong4 he2 guo2
Dominican Republic (Tw)

耳聪目明 耳聰目明 er3 cong1 mu4 ming2
sharp ears and keen eyes (idiom); keen and alert; perceptive

发明 發明 fa1 ming2
to invent; an invention

发明创造 發明創造 fa1 ming2 chuang4 zao4
to invent and innovate; inventions and innovations

发明家 發明家 fa1 ming2 jia1

发明人 發明人 fa1 ming2 ren2

发明者 發明者 fa1 ming2 zhe3

放着明白装糊涂 放著明白裝糊塗 fang4 zhe5 ming2 bai5 zhuang1 hu2 tu5
to pretend not to know (idiom)

分明 分明 fen1 ming2
clear; distinct; evidently; clearly

奉若神明 奉若神明 feng4 ruo4 shen2 ming2
to honor sb as a God (idiom); to revere; to worship; to deify; to make a holy cow of sth; to put sb on a pedestal

弗拉明戈 弗拉明戈 fu2 la1 ming2 ge1
flamenco (loanword)

伏明霞 伏明霞 fu2 ming2 xia2
Fu Mingxia (1978-), Chinese diving champion

赶明儿 趕明兒 gan3 ming2 er5
(coll.) some day; one of these days

高明 高明 gao1 ming2
Gaoming district of Foshan city 佛山市, Guangdong

高明 高明 gao1 ming2
brilliant; superior; tall and bright

高明区 高明區 gao1 ming2 qu1
Gaoming district of Foshan city 佛山市, Guangdong

公司三明治 公司三明治 gong1 si1 san1 ming2 zhi4
club sandwich

古文明 古文明 gu3 wen2 ming2
ancient civilization

光明 光明 guang1 ming2
light; radiance; (fig.) bright (prospects etc); openhearted

光明节 光明節 guang1 ming2 jie2
Hanukkah (Chanukah), 8 day Jewish holiday starting on the 25th day of Kislev (can occur from late Nov up to late Dec on Gregorian calendar); also called 哈努卡節|哈努卡节 and simply 哈努卡

光明磊落 光明磊落 guang1 ming2 lei3 luo4
open and candid (idiom); straightforward and upright

光明日报 光明日報 guang1 ming2 ri4 bao4
Guangming Daily, a Beijing newspaper

光明新区 光明新區 guang1 ming2 xin1 qu1
New Guangming district of Shenzhen City 深圳市, Guangdong

光明星 光明星 guang1 ming2 xing1
bright star; name of North Korean space satellite

光明正大 光明正大 guang1 ming2 zheng4 da4
just and honorable; open and aboveboard; without tricks (idiom)

郭敬明 郭敬明 guo1 jing4 ming2
Guo Jingming (1983-), Chinese young-adult fiction writer and teen pop idol

海明威 海明威 hai3 ming2 wei1
Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), American novelist and journalist

汉明帝 漢明帝 han4 ming2 di4
Emperor Ming of Han (28-75), Western Han Dynasty Emperor 58-75

皓齿明眸 皓齒明眸 hao4 chi3 ming2 mou2
white teeth and bright eyes (idiom); lovely young woman

黑泽明 黑澤明 hei1 ze2 ming2
Kurosawa Akira (1910-1998) Japanese movie director

后见之明 後見之明 hou4 jian4 zhi1 ming2

胡志明 胡志明 hu2 zhi4 ming2
Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969), former Vietnamese leader; see also 胡志明市

胡志明市 胡志明市 hu2 zhi4 ming2 shi4
Ho Chi Minh City a.k.a. Saigon, Vietnam

怀俄明 懷俄明 huai2 e2 ming2
Wyoming, US state

怀俄明州 懷俄明州 huai2 e2 ming2 zhou1
Wyoming, US state

皇冠上的明珠 皇冠上的明珠 huang2 guan1 shang4 de5 ming2 zhu1
the brightest jewel in the crown

坚明 堅明 jian1 ming2
to consolidate and clarify

简单明了 簡單明瞭 jian3 dan1 ming2 liao3
clear and simple; in simple terms

简明 簡明 jian3 ming2
simple and clear; concise

简明扼要 簡明扼要 jian3 ming2 e4 yao4
brief and to the point (idiom); succinct

讲明 講明 jiang3 ming2
to explain

金明 金明 jin1 ming2
Jinming district of Kaifeng city 開封市|开封市, Henan

金明区 金明區 jin1 ming2 qu1
Jinming district of Kaifeng city 開封市|开封市, Henan

晶明 晶明 jing1 ming2
bright; shiny

精明 精明 jing1 ming2
astute; shrewd

精明能干 精明能幹 jing1 ming2 neng2 gan4
able and efficient

精明强干 精明強幹 jing1 ming2 qiang2 gan4
intelligent and capable (idiom)

精神文明 精神文明 jing1 shen2 wen2 ming2
spiritual culture

泾渭分明 涇渭分明 jing1 wei4 fen1 ming2
as rivers Jing and Wei separate clearly (idiom); to be entirely different

敬若神明 敬若神明 jing4 ruo4 shen2 ming2
to hold sb in the same regard as one would a god (idiom)

具体说明 具體說明 ju4 ti3 shuo1 ming2
explicit explanation; to specify

绝顶聪明 絕頂聰明 jue2 ding3 cong1 ming5
extremely bright (idiom)

决明 決明 jue2 ming2
(botany) cassia

决明子 決明子 jue2 ming2 zi3
(botany) cassia seed

开明 開明 kai1 ming2
enlightened; open-minded; enlightenment

开明君主 開明君主 kai1 ming2 jun1 zhu3
enlightened sovereign

开宗明义 開宗明義 kai1 zong1 ming2 yi4
to declare at the outset (idiom)

孔明 孔明 kong3 ming2
courtesy name of Zhuge Liang 諸葛亮|诸葛亮

孔明灯 孔明燈 kong3 ming2 deng1
sky lantern (miniature hot-air balloon used during festivals)

昆明 昆明 kun1 ming2
Kunming prefecture level city and capital of Yunnan province in southwest China

昆明湖 昆明湖 kun1 ming2 hu2
Kunming Lake

昆明市 昆明市 kun1 ming2 shi4
Kunming, prefecture-level city and capital of Yunnan province in southwest China

来历不明 來歷不明 lai2 li4 bu4 ming2
of unknown origin

来路不明 來路不明 lai2 lu4 bu4 ming2
unidentified origin; no-one knows where it comes from; of dubious background

黎明 黎明 li2 ming2
dawn; daybreak

黎明前的黑暗 黎明前的黑暗 li2 ming2 qian2 de5 hei1 an4
darkness comes before dawn; things can only get better (idiom)

黎明时分 黎明時分 li2 ming2 shi2 fen1
daybreak; at the crack of dawn

李明博 李明博 li3 ming2 bo2
Lee Myung-bak (1941-), South Korean businessman, one-time chairman of Hyundai, president of South Korea 2008-2013

联合声明 聯合聲明 lian2 he2 sheng1 ming2
joint declaration

两河文明 兩河文明 liang3 he2 wen2 ming2
Mesopotamian civilization

列明 列明 lie4 ming2
to list; to specify

另请高明 另請高明 ling4 qing3 gao1 ming2
please find sb better qualified than me (idiom)

流明 流明 liu2 ming2
lumen (unit of light flux)

柳暗花明 柳暗花明 liu3 an4 hua1 ming2
lit. the willow trees make the shade, the flowers give the light (idiom); at one's darkest hour, a glimmer of hope; light at the end of the tunnel

轮廓鲜明 輪廓鮮明 lun2 kuo4 xian1 ming2
sharp image; clear-cut; in bold outline; in sharp relief

免责声明 免責聲明 mian3 ze2 sheng1 ming2
disclaimer; statement denying or limiting responsibility

明摆着 明擺著 ming2 bai3 zhe5
evident; clear; undoubted

明白 明白 ming2 bai5
clear; obvious; unequivocal; to understand; to realize

明报 明報 ming2 bao4
Ming Pao newspaper (Hong Kong)

明辨 明辨 ming2 bian4
to discern; to distinguish clearly

明辨是非 明辨是非 ming2 bian4 shi4 fei1
to distinguish right and wrong (idiom)

明察 明察 ming2 cha2
to note clearly; to perceive

明查暗访 明查暗訪 ming2 cha2 an4 fang3
open enquiries and secret search (idiom); to investigate openly and in secret; taking information from all sides

明察暗访 明察暗訪 ming2 cha2 an4 fang3
open enquiries and secret search (idiom); to investigate openly and in secret; taking information from all sides

明察秋毫 明察秋毫 ming2 cha2 qiu1 hao2
lit. seeing clearly the downy feather of autumn (idiom, from Mencius); fig. sensitive to the finest detail; to distinguish right and wrong with acuity; omniscient

明朝 明朝 ming2 chao2
Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

明朝体 明朝體 ming2 chao2 ti3
Mincho font

明澈 明澈 ming2 che4
clear; limpid

明成祖 明成祖 ming2 cheng2 zu3
Ming Chengzu, Temple name of third Ming Emperor Yongle 永樂|永乐

明初 明初 ming2 chu1
the early Ming (i.e. from second half of 14th century)

明处 明處 ming2 chu4
clear place; out in the open

明窗净几 明窗淨几 ming2 chuang1 jing4 ji1
lit. clear window and clean table (idiom); fig. bright and clean (room)

明达 明達 ming2 da2
reasonable; of good judgement

明达事理 明達事理 ming2 da2 shi4 li3
reasonable; sensible

明代 明代 ming2 dai4
the Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

明德 明德 ming2 de2
highest virtue; illustrious virtue; Middlebury (College)

明德镇 明德鎮 ming2 de2 zhen4
Middlebury (name of town in Vermont)

明订 明訂 ming2 ding4
to stipulate; to state expressly; to explicitly provide for

明儿 明兒 ming2 er5
(coll.) tomorrow; one of these days; some day

明儿个 明兒個 ming2 er5 ge5
(coll.) tomorrow

明矾 明礬 ming2 fan2

明岗暗哨 明崗暗哨 ming2 gang3 an4 shao4
both covert and undercover (officers) keeping watch (idiom)

明古鲁 明古魯 ming2 gu3 lu3
Bengkulu (Indonesian town on the south coast of Sumatra)

明古鲁市 明古魯市 ming2 gu3 lu3 shi4
Bengkulu (Indonesian town on the south coast of Sumatra)

明光 明光 ming2 guang1
Mingguang county level city in Chuzhou 滁州, Anhui

明光度 明光度 ming2 guang1 du4

明光蓝 明光藍 ming2 guang1 lan2
lavender blue

明光市 明光市 ming2 guang1 shi4
Mingguang county level city in Chuzhou 滁州, Anhui

明和 明和 ming2 he2
Minghe, rail station in South Taiwan; Meiwa (Japanese reign name 1764-1772); Meiwa (common name for Japanese companies or schools)

明晃晃 明晃晃 ming2 huang3 huang3
shining; bright

明慧 明慧 ming2 hui4
intelligent; brilliant

明火 明火 ming2 huo3
flame; open fire

明胶 明膠 ming2 jiao1

明皎 明皎 ming2 jiao3
clear and bright

明教 明教 ming2 jiao4
Manicheism; same as 摩尼教

明净 明淨 ming2 jing4
bright and clean; luminous

明镜 明鏡 ming2 jing4
Der Spiegel

明镜 明鏡 ming2 jing4
mirror (as a metaphor for sth beautiful, bright and flat -- such as a lake -- or sth that provides clarity and insight)

明镜高悬 明鏡高懸 ming2 jing4 gao1 xuan2
perspicacious and impartial in judgment (idiom)

明朗 明朗 ming2 lang3
bright; clear; obvious; forthright; open-minded; bright and cheerful

明理 明理 ming2 li3
sensible; reasonable; an obvious reason, truth or fact; to understand the reason or reasoning

明丽 明麗 ming2 li4
bright and beautiful; (of a landscape) gorgeous; (of a color) vibrant

明亮 明亮 ming2 liang4
bright; shining; glittering; to become clear

明了 明瞭 ming2 liao3
to understand clearly; to be clear about; plain; clear

明了 明了 ming2 liao3
to understand clearly; to be clear about; plain; clear; also written 明瞭|明了

明令 明令 ming2 ling4
to decree

明媒正娶 明媒正娶 ming2 mei2 zheng4 qu3
to be officially wed

明媚 明媚 ming2 mei4
bright and beautiful

明灭 明滅 ming2 mie4
to flicker; to flash on and off; to brighten and fade

明明 明明 ming2 ming2
obviously; plainly; undoubtedly; definitely

明末 明末 ming2 mo4
late Ming; first half of the 17th century

明末清初 明末清初 ming2 mo4 qing1 chu1
late Ming and early Qing; around the middle of the 17th century

明眸皓齿 明眸皓齒 ming2 mou2 hao4 chi3
to have bright eyes and white teeth

明目张胆 明目張膽 ming2 mu4 zhang1 dan3
openly and without fear; brazenly

明尼阿波利斯 明尼阿波利斯 ming2 ni2 a1 bo1 li4 si1
Minneapolis, a nameplace in the USA, notably in Minnesota

明尼苏达 明尼蘇達 ming2 ni2 su1 da2
Minnesota, USA

明尼苏达州 明尼蘇達州 ming2 ni2 su1 da2 zhou1

明年 明年 ming2 nian2
next year

明枪好躲,暗箭难防 明槍好躲,暗箭難防 ming2 qiang1 hao3 duo3 - an4 jian4 nan2 fang2
lit. easy to dodge the spear in the open, hard to avoid a stab in the dark (idiom); it is hard to guard against secret conspiracies

明枪易躲,暗箭难防 明槍易躲,暗箭難防 ming2 qiang1 yi4 duo3 - an4 jian4 nan2 fang2
lit. easy to dodge the spear in the open, hard to avoid a stab in the dark (idiom); it is hard to guard against secret conspiracies

明清 明清 ming2 qing1
the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties

明确 明確 ming2 que4
clear-cut; definite; explicit; to clarify; to specify; to make definite

明仁 明仁 ming2 ren2
Akihito, Emperor of Japan (reigned from 1989 under the reign name Heisei 平成)

明人不做暗事 明人不做暗事 ming2 ren2 bu4 zuo4 an4 shi4
The honest person does nothing underhand (idiom).; fig. Do what you want to do openly and without dissimulation.

明仁宗 明仁宗 ming2 ren2 zong1
Ming Renzong, Temple name of fourth Ming emperor Zhu Gaochi 朱高熾|朱高炽

明日 明日 ming2 ri4

明日黄花 明日黃花 ming2 ri4 huang2 hua1
lit. chrysanthemums after the Double Ninth Festival (idiom); fig. outdated; thing of the past; dead letter

明山 明山 ming2 shan1
Mingshan district of Benxi city 本溪市, Liaoning

明山区 明山區 ming2 shan1 qu1
Mingshan district of Benxi city 本溪市, Liaoning

明实录 明實錄 ming2 shi2 lu4
annals of the Ming Dynasty 明朝 (1368-1644)

明十三陵 明十三陵 ming2 shi2 san1 ling2
the Ming tombs (mausoleum park of the Ming emperors in Changping district of Beijing)

明史 明史 ming2 shi3
History of the Ming Dynasty, twenty fourth of the 24 dynastic histories 二十四史, compiled under Zhang Tingyu 張廷玉|张廷玉 in 1739 during the Qing Dynasty, 332 scrolls

明示 明示 ming2 shi4
to state explicitly; to clearly indicate

明手 明手 ming2 shou3
dummy (in bridge)

明水 明水 ming2 shui3
Mingshui county in Suihua 綏化|绥化, Heilongjiang

明水县 明水縣 ming2 shui3 xian4
Mingshui county in Suihua 綏化|绥化, Heilongjiang

明斯克 明斯克 ming2 si1 ke4
Minsk, capital of Belarus

明邃 明邃 ming2 sui4
glistening and piercing

明太祖 明太祖 ming2 tai4 zu3
Ming Taizu, Temple name of first Ming emperor Hongwu 洪武

明体 明體 ming2 ti3
Mincho; Song font

明天 明天 ming2 tian1

明天见 明天見 ming2 tian1 jian4
see you tomorrow

明天启 明天啟 ming2 tian1 qi3
Tianqi Emperor, reign name of fifteenth Ming emperor Zhu Youxiao 朱由校 (1605-1627), reigned 1620-1627, Temple name 明熹宗

明文 明文 ming2 wen2
to state in writing (laws, rules etc)

明文规定 明文規定 ming2 wen2 gui1 ding4
expressly stipulated (in writing)

明武宗 明武宗 ming2 wu3 zong1
Ming Wuzong, temple name of eleventh Ming emperor Zhengde 正德

明溪 明溪 ming2 xi1
Mingxi county in Sanming 三明, Fujian

明晰 明晰 ming2 xi1
clarity; lucid

明溪县 明溪縣 ming2 xi1 xian4
Mingxi county in Sanming 三明, Fujian

明熹宗 明熹宗 ming2 xi1 zong1
Ming Xizong, Temple name of fifteenth Ming emperor Tianqi 明天啟|明天启

明细 明細 ming2 xi4
clear and detailed; definite; details (are as follows:)

明细表 明細表 ming2 xi4 biao3
schedule; subsidiary ledger; a detailed list

明虾 明蝦 ming2 xia1

明显 明顯 ming2 xian3
clear; distinct; obvious

明孝陵 明孝陵 ming2 xiao4 ling2
Ming tombs in Nanjing, tomb of founding Ming emperor Zhu Yuanzhang 朱元璋, a World Heritage site

明信片 明信片 ming2 xin4 pian4

明星 明星 ming2 xing1
star; celebrity

明修栈道,暗渡陈仓 明修棧道,暗渡陳倉 ming2 xiu1 zhan4 dao4 - an4 du4 chen2 cang1
lit. repair the plank road by day while secretly crossing the Wei River 渭河 at Chencang (idiom, refers to a stratagem used by Liu Bang 劉邦|刘邦 in 206 BC against Xiang Yu 項羽|项羽 of Chu); fig. to feign one thing while doing another; to cheat under cover of a di

明宣宗 明宣宗 ming2 xuan1 zong1
Temple name of fifth Ming emperor Xuande 宣德

明言 明言 ming2 yan2
to say clearly; to argue clearly; to pronounce; pronounced

明眼人 明眼人 ming2 yan3 ren2
perspicacious person; sb with a discerning eye; sighted person (as opposed to blind)

明喻 明喻 ming2 yu4

明月 明月 ming2 yue4
bright moon; refers to 夜明珠, a legendary pearl that can glow in the dark

明月清风 明月清風 ming2 yue4 qing1 feng1
see 清風明月|清风明月

明早 明早 ming2 zao3
tomorrow morning; tomorrow

明杖 明杖 ming2 zhang4
white cane (used by the blind)

明朝 明朝 ming2 zhao1
tomorrow morning; the following morning

明哲保身 明哲保身 ming2 zhe2 bao3 shen1
a wise man looks after his own hide (idiom); to put one's own safety before matters of principle

明争暗斗 明爭暗鬥 ming2 zheng1 an4 dou4
to fight openly and maneuver covertly (idiom)

明证 明證 ming2 zheng4
clear proof

明知 明知 ming2 zhi1
to be fully aware of; to know perfectly well

明知故犯 明知故犯 ming2 zhi1 gu4 fan4
deliberate violation (idiom); intentional crime

明知故问 明知故問 ming2 zhi1 gu4 wen4
to ask a question, already knowing the answer

明知山有虎,偏向虎山行 明知山有虎,偏向虎山行 ming2 zhi1 shan1 you3 hu3 - pian1 xiang4 hu3 shan1 xing2
lit. to willfully go towards the mountain although knowing that it has tigers (idiom); fig. to take a risk despite knowing the dangers

明治 明治 ming2 zhi4
Meiji (Japanese reign name 1868-1912)

明志 明志 ming2 zhi4
to demonstrate one's sincere convictions

明智 明智 ming2 zhi4
sensible; wise; judicious; sagacious

明治维新 明治維新 ming2 zhi4 wei2 xin1
the Japanese Meiji Restoration of 1868

明智之举 明智之舉 ming2 zhi4 zhi1 ju3
sensible act

明珠 明珠 ming2 zhu1
pearl; jewel (of great value)

明珠暗投 明珠暗投 ming2 zhu1 an4 tou2
to cast pearls before swine (idiom); not to get proper recognition for one's talents

明子 明子 ming2 zi5
see 松明

莫明其妙 莫明其妙 mo4 ming2 qi2 miao4
variant of 莫名其妙

南明 南明 nan2 ming2
Nanming district of Guiyang city 貴陽市|贵阳市, Guizhou

南明区 南明區 nan2 ming2 qu1
Nanming district of Guiyang city 貴陽市|贵阳市, Guizhou

宁明 寧明 ning2 ming2
Ningming county in Chongzuo 崇左, Guangxi

宁明县 寧明縣 ning2 ming2 xian4
Ningming county in Chongzuo 崇左, Guangxi

弄明白 弄明白 nong4 ming2 bai5
to figure out how to do something

判明 判明 pan4 ming2
to distinguish; to ascertain

旗帜鲜明 旗幟鮮明 qi2 zhi4 xian1 ming2
to show one's colors; to have a clear-cut stand (idiom)

启明 啟明 qi3 ming2
classical Chinese name for planet Venus in the east before dawn

启明星 啟明星 qi3 ming2 xing1
(astronomy) Venus

弃暗投明 棄暗投明 qi4 an4 tou2 ming2
to renounce the dark and seek the light; to give up one's wrong way of life and turn to a better one

亲兄弟,明算帐 親兄弟,明算帳 qin1 xiong1 di4 - ming2 suan4 zhang4
(lit.) even with your own brother, keep clear accounts

清风明月 清風明月 qing1 feng1 ming2 yue4
lit. cool breeze and bright moon (idiom); fig. peaceful and clear night; (allusively) living a solitary and quiet life

清明 清明 qing1 ming2
Qingming or Pure Brightness, 5th of the 24 solar terms 二十四節氣|二十四节气 5th-19th April; Pure Brightness Festival or Tomb Sweeping Day (in early April)

清明 清明 qing1 ming2
clear and bright; sober and calm; (of a government or administration) well ordered

清明节 清明節 qing1 ming2 jie2
Qingming or Pure Brightness Festival or Tomb Sweeping Day, celebration for the dead (in early April)

清正廉明 清正廉明 qing1 zheng4 lian2 ming2
upright and honest

去向不明 去向不明 qu4 xiang4 bu4 ming2
missing; lost

权利声明 權利聲明 quan2 li4 sheng1 ming2
copyright statement

认明 認明 ren4 ming2
to identify; to authenticate

三明 三明 san1 ming2
Sanming prefecture level city in Fujian

三明市 三明市 san1 ming2 shi4
Sanming prefecture level city in Fujian

三明治 三明治 san1 ming2 zhi4
sandwich (loanword)

山明水秀 山明水秀 shan1 ming2 shui3 xiu4
lit. verdant hills and limpid water (idiom); fig. enchanting scenery

砷凡纳明 砷凡納明 shen1 fan2 na4 ming2

身份证明 身份證明 shen1 fen4 zheng4 ming2
ID card; proof of identity

申明 申明 shen1 ming2
to declare; to aver; to state formally

深明大义 深明大義 shen1 ming2 da4 yi4
to have a high notion of one's duty; to be highly principled

神明 神明 shen2 ming2
deities; gods

胂凡纳明 胂凡納明 shen4 fan2 na4 ming2

声明 聲明 sheng1 ming2
to state; to declare; statement; declaration

声明书 聲明書 sheng1 ming2 shu1

圣多明哥 聖多明哥 sheng4 duo1 ming2 ge1
Santo Domingo, capital of Dominican Republic (Tw)

圣多明各 聖多明各 sheng4 duo1 ming2 ge4
San Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic

圣佛明节 聖佛明節 sheng4 fo2 ming2 jie2
Fiesta de Saint Fermin, festival held annually in Pamplona, Spain

圣明 聖明 sheng4 ming2
enlightened sage; brilliant master (flattering words applied to ruler)

失明 失明 shi1 ming2
to lose one's eyesight; to become blind; blindness

施明德 施明德 shi1 ming2 de2
Shih Ming-te (1941-), Taiwanese politician, imprisoned 1962-1977 and 1980-1990 under the Guomindang, subsequently a leader of DPP 民進黨|民进党, since 2006 leader of protests against Chen Shui-Bian 陳水扁|陈水扁

史思明 史思明 shi3 si1 ming2
Shi Siming (703-761), non-Han military man and colleague of An Lushan 安祿山|安禄山, eventually conspirator with him in the 755-763 An-Shi Rebellion 安史之亂|安史之乱 against the Tang dynasty

是非分明 是非分明 shi4 fei1 fen1 ming2
to distinguish right from wrong (idiom)

事后聪明 事後聰明 shi4 hou4 cong1 ming5
wise after the event (idiom); with hindsight, one should have predicted it

耍小聪明 耍小聰明 shua3 xiao3 cong1 ming5
to get smart; to resort to petty tricks

说明 說明 shuo1 ming2
to explain; to illustrate; to indicate; to show; to prove; explanation; directions; caption

说明会 說明會 shuo1 ming2 hui4
information meeting

说明书 說明書 shuo1 ming2 shu1
(technical) manual; (book of) directions; synopsis (of a play or film); specification (patent)

思明 思明 si1 ming2
Siming district of Xiamen city 廈門市|厦门市 (Amoy), Fujian

思明区 思明區 si1 ming2 qu1
Siming district of Xiamen city 廈門市|厦门市 (Amoy), Fujian

死因不明 死因不明 si3 yin1 bu4 ming2
unknown cause of death

四大发明 四大發明 si4 da4 fa1 ming2
the four great Chinese inventions: paper, printing, magnetic compass and gunpowder

松明 松明 song1 ming2
pine torch

嵩明 嵩明 song1 ming2
Songming county in Kunming 昆明, Yunnan

嵩明县 嵩明縣 song1 ming2 xian4
Songming county in Kunming 昆明, Yunnan

探明 探明 tan4 ming2
to ascertain; to verify

唐明皇 唐明皇 tang2 ming2 huang2
Emperor Ming of Tang (685-762), also known as Emperor Xuanzong of Tang 唐玄宗, reigned 712-756

陶渊明 陶淵明 tao2 yuan1 ming2
Tao Yuanming (c. 365-427), Jin dynasty writer and poet

天明 天明 tian1 ming2
dawn; daybreak

挑明 挑明 tiao3 ming2
to illuminate; to open up (a topic)

通明 通明 tong1 ming2
brightly lit

透明 透明 tou4 ming2
transparent; open (non-secretive)

透明程度 透明程度 tou4 ming2 cheng2 du4

透明度 透明度 tou4 ming2 du4
transparency; (policy of) openness

透明胶 透明膠 tou4 ming2 jiao1
Scotch tape

透明质酸 透明質酸 tou4 ming2 zhi4 suan1
hyaluronic acid; hyaluronan

图解说明 圖解說明 tu2 jie3 shuo1 ming2
explanatory diagram

外国人居住证明 外國人居住證明 wai4 guo2 ren2 ju1 zhu4 zheng4 ming2
foreigner's certificate of residence

王明 王明 wang2 ming2
Wang Ming (1904-1974), Soviet trained Chinese communist, Comintern and Soviet stooge and left adventurist in the 1930s, fell out with Mao and moved to Soviet Union from 1956

微明 微明 wei1 ming2

文明 文明 wen2 ming2
civilized; civilization; culture

文明病 文明病 wen2 ming2 bing4
lifestyle diseases

文明化 文明化 wen2 ming2 hua4

文明小史 文明小史 wen2 ming2 xiao3 shi3
Short History of Civilization, late Qing novel by Li Boyuan 李伯元 or Li Baojia 李寶嘉|李宝嘉 describing the turmoil after the 1900 Eight-Nation Alliance 八國聯軍|八国联军

文征明 文徵明 wen2 zheng1 ming2
Wen Zhengming (1470-1559), Ming painter, one of Four great southern talents of the Ming 江南四大才子

无明 無明 wu2 ming2
avidyā (Buddhism); ignorance; delusion

吴天明 吳天明 wu2 tian1 ming2
Wu Tianming (1939-), PRC film director

物质文明 物質文明 wu4 zhi4 wen2 ming2
material culture

物质文明和精神文明 物質文明和精神文明 wu4 zhi4 wen2 ming2 he2 jing1 shen2 wen2 ming2
material and spiritual culture; matter and mind; material progress, ideology and culture (philosophic slogan, adopted into Deng Xiaoping theory from 1978)

细明体 細明體 xi4 ming2 ti3
Mincho narrow font

下落不明 下落不明 xia4 luo4 bu4 ming2
unaccounted; unknown whereabouts

先见之明 先見之明 xian1 jian4 zhi1 ming2

鲜明 鮮明 xian1 ming2
bright; clear-cut; distinct

鲜明个性 鮮明個性 xian1 ming2 ge4 xing4
individuality; clear-cut personality

贤明 賢明 xian2 ming2
wise and capable; sagacious

显明 顯明 xian3 ming2
to reveal, make known

小聪明 小聰明 xiao3 cong1 ming5
clever-clever; clever in trivial matters; sharp but petty-minded

亵渎神明 褻瀆神明 xie4 du2 shen2 ming2
to blaspheme; to commit sacrilege

心知肚明 心知肚明 xin1 zhi1 du4 ming2
to be well aware

需要是发明之母 需要是發明之母 xu1 yao4 shi4 fa1 ming2 zhi1 mu3
Necessity is the mother of invention (European proverb).

叙明 敘明 xu4 ming2
detailed accounting

蓄须明志 蓄鬚明志 xu4 xu1 ming2 zhi4
to grow a beard as a symbol of one's determination (as Mei Lanfang 梅蘭芳|梅兰芳 growing a beard and refusing to perform for the Japanese)

宣誓供词证明 宣誓供詞證明 xuan1 shi4 gong4 ci2 zheng4 ming2
affidavit; deposition (law)

严明 嚴明 yan2 ming2
strict and impartial; firm

言明 言明 yan2 ming2
to state clearly

眼明手快 眼明手快 yan3 ming2 shou3 kuai4
sharp-sighted and deft

验明 驗明 yan4 ming2
to ascertain; to identify; to verify (sb's identity etc)

验明正身 驗明正身 yan4 ming2 zheng4 shen1
to identify; to verify sb's identity; identification

阳光明媚 陽光明媚 yang2 guang1 ming2 mei4
the sun shines brightly (idiom)

阳明 陽明 yang2 ming2
Yangming district of Mudanjiang city 牡丹江市, Heilongjiang

阳明区 陽明區 yang2 ming2 qu1
Yangming district of Mudanjiang city 牡丹江市, Heilongjiang

阳明山 陽明山 yang2 ming2 shan1
Mt Yangming in Hunan; Mt Yangming in north Taiwan, near Taibei

姚明 姚明 yao2 ming2
Yao Ming (1980-), retired Chinese basketball player, played for CBA Shanghai Sharks 1997-2002 and for NBA Houston Rockets 2002-2011

以死明志 以死明志 yi3 si3 ming2 zhi4
to demonstrate one's sincerity by dying

以资证明 以資證明 yi3 zi1 zheng4 ming2
in support or witness hereof (idiom)

英明 英明 ying1 ming2
wise; brilliant

英明果断 英明果斷 ying1 ming2 guo3 duan4
wise and resolute

幽明 幽明 you1 ming2
the hidden and the visible; that which can be seen and that which cannot; darkness and light; night and day; wisdom and ignorance; evil and good; the living and the dead; men and ghosts

喻世明言 喻世明言 yu4 shi4 ming2 yan2
another name for 古今小說|古今小说, Stories Old and New by Feng Menglong 馮夢龍|冯梦龙

圆明园 圓明園 yuan2 ming2 yuan2
Yuanmingyuan, the Old Summer Palace, destroyed by the British and French army in 1860

元末明初 元末明初 yuan2 mo4 ming2 chu1
late Yuan and early Ming; mid 14th century

载明 載明 zai3 ming2
to state explicitly in writing; to specify; to stipulate

彰明 彰明 zhang1 ming2
to show clearly; to make public; obvious

彰明较著 彰明較著 zhang1 ming2 jiao4 zhu4
obvious; clear for all to see

掌上明珠 掌上明珠 zhang3 shang4 ming2 zhu1
lit. a pearl in the palm (idiom); fig. beloved person (esp. daughter)

招股说明书 招股說明書 zhao1 gu3 shuo1 ming2 shu1

照明 照明 zhao4 ming2
lighting; illumination

照明弹 照明彈 zhao4 ming2 dan4
flare; star shell

正大光明 正大光明 zheng4 da4 guang1 ming2
just and honorable

证明 證明 zheng4 ming2
proof; certificate; identification; testimonial; to prove; to testify; to confirm the truth of

证明力 證明力 zheng4 ming2 li4
probative value; strength of evidence in legal proof; relevance

证明书 證明書 zheng4 ming2 shu1

证明完毕 證明完畢 zheng4 ming2 wan2 bi4
QED; end of proof (math.)

证明文件 證明文件 zheng4 ming2 wen2 jian4
identification document; documentary proof

知人者智,自知者明 知人者智,自知者明 zhi1 ren2 zhe3 zhi4 - zi4 zhi1 zhe3 ming2
those who understand others are clever, but those who know themselves are truly wise (idiom, from Laozi's 道德經|道德经

指明 指明 zhi3 ming2
to show clearly; to designate; to indicate

质明 質明 zhi4 ming2
at dawn

注明 注明 zhu4 ming2
to clearly indicate

祝允明 祝允明 zhu4 yun3 ming2
Zhu Yunming (1460-1526), Ming dynasty calligrapher

自知之明 自知之明 zi4 zhi1 zhi1 ming2
knowing oneself (idiom); self-knowledge

自作聪明 自作聰明 zi4 zuo4 cong1 ming2
to think oneself clever (idiom); self-styled genius; a smart aleck

总会三明治 總會三明治 zong3 hui4 san1 ming2 zhi4
club sandwich

左丘明 左丘明 zuo3 qiu1 ming2
Zuo Qiuming or Zuoqiu Ming (556-451), famous blind historian from Lu 魯國|鲁国 to whom the history Zuo Zhuan 左傳|左传 is attributed