聰明

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See also: 聪明

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. clever; intelligent; smart; bright
    聰明 / 聪明  ―  Tā shēng de hěn cōngmíng.  ―  He is very smart.

Synonyms[edit]

Dialectal synonyms of 聰明 (“clever; intelligent; smart; bright”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese 聰明, 伶俐, 聰敏, 聰穎
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 聰明, 機靈, 伶俐, 聰敏, 聰穎, 聰慧
Mandarin Beijing 聰明
Taiwan 聰明
Jinan 聰明
Xi'an , 靈醒
Wuhan 聰明
Chengdu 精靈, 聰明
Yangzhou 聰明
Hefei 聰明
Cantonese Guangzhou 聰明, , 醒目,
Hong Kong 聰明, , 醒目,
Yangjiang 伶俐,
Gan Nanchang 精靈, 聰明
Hakka Meixian 聰明, 機靈
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 聰明
Liudui (S. Sixian) 聰明
Hsinchu (Hailu) 聰明
Dongshi (Dabu) 聰明,
Hsinchu (Raoping) 聰明,
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 聰明
Jin Taiyuan 機靈, 聰明
Min Bei Jian'ou 聰明
Min Dong Fuzhou 聰明
Min Nan Xiamen 聰明
Quanzhou 聰明
Zhangzhou 聰明
Taipei 聰明, , 明白
Chaozhou 聰明
Wu Suzhou 聰明
Wenzhou , 聰明
Xiang Changsha 靈泛, 聰明
Shuangfeng 聰明

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Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
そう
Hyōgaiji
めい
Grade: 2
on’yomi

Etymology 1[edit]

Adjectival noun[edit]

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

  1. wise
Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

聰明 (hiragana そうめい, rōmaji sōmei)

  1. intelligence

Proper noun[edit]

聰明 (hiragana そうめい, rōmaji Sōmei)

  1. A male given name

Etymology 2[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

聰明 (hiragana としあき, rōmaji Toshiaki)

  1. A male given name

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

聰明 (chongmyeong) (hangeul 총명)

  1. Hanja form? of 총명 (intelligence).

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Adjective[edit]

聰明

  1. Hán tự form of thông minh (clever, intelligent, smart).