明暗

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Chinese[edit]

 
clear; bright; to understand; next; the Ming dynasty
 
dark; gloomy; hidden; secret
simp. and trad.
(明暗)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

明暗

  1. light and darkness; light and shade; luminosity

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
めい
Grade: 2
あん
Grade: 3
on’yomi

Noun[edit]

明暗 (hiragana めいあん, rōmaji meian)

  1. light and darkness
  2. the difference between a positive or negative outcome (e.g. happiness vs. sadness or success vs. failure)
     (めい) (あん) ()けた。
    Meian o waketa.
    It made the difference.

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
あ(け)
Grade: 2
く(れ) > ぐ(れ)
Grade: 3
kun’yomi

Noun[edit]

明暗 (hiragana あけぐれ, rōmaji akegure)

  1. Alternative spelling of 明け暗れ

References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.