聰明

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Chinese[edit]

 
quick at hearing; wise; clever; sharp-witted; intelligent; acute
 
clear; bright; to understand; next; the Ming dynasty
trad. (聰明)
simp. (聪明)

Pronunciation[edit]


Adjective[edit]

聰明

  1. (Elementary Mandarin) intelligent; smart

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Hyōgaiji Grade: 2

Etymology 1[edit]

Adjectival noun[edit]

聰明 (-na inflection, hiragana そうめい, romaji sōmei)

  1. wise
Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

聰明 (hiragana そうめい, romaji sōmei)

  1. intelligence

Proper noun[edit]

聰明 (hiragana そうめい, romaji Sōmei)

  1. A male given name

Etymology 2[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

聰明 (hiragana としあき, romaji Toshiaki)

  1. A male given name