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[明爭暗鬥] míngzhēngàndòu struggling in the light and fighting in the dark (idiom); fig. intriguing against each other
locked in constant strife

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        míngbai, clear/obvious/unequivocal/to understand/to realize
        míngtiān, tomorrow
        zhèngmíng, [證明], proof/certificate/identification/testimonial/CL:個|个[gè]/to prove/to testify/to c...
        cōngming, [聰明], acute (of sight and hearing)/clever/intelligent/bright/smart
        míngxiǎn, [明顯], clear/distinct/obvious
        shuōmíng, [說明], to explain/to illustrate/to indicate/to show/to prove/explanation/directions/cap...
        míngxīng, star/celebrity
        Míng/míng, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)/surname Ming/Ming (c. 2000 BC), fourth of the legendary...
        sānmíngzhì, sandwich (loanword)/CL:個|个[gè]
        biǎomíng, to make clear/to make known/to state clearly/to indicate/known
        fāmíng, [發明], to invent/invention/CL:個|个[gè]
        
        
        shēngmíng, [聲明], statement/declaration/CL:項|项[xiàng],份[fèn]
        míngnián, next year
        míngzhì, sensible/wise/judicious/sagacious
        míngquè, [明確], clear-cut/definite/explicit/to clarify/to specify/to make definite
        guāngmíng, light/illumination/radiance (esp. glory of Buddha etc)/fig. bright prospects/ope...
        míngmíng, obviously/plainly/undoubtedly/definitely
        wénmíng, civilized/civilization/culture/CL:個|个[gè]
        bùmíng, not clear/unknown/to fail to understand
        límíng, dawn/daybreak
        chámíng, to investigate and find out/to ascertain
        
        tòumíng, transparent/open (non-secretive)
        míngxìnpiàn, postcard
        jīngmíng, astute/shrewd
        Gāomíng/gāomíng, Gaoming district of Foshan city 佛山市[Fó shān shì], Guangdong, brilliant/superior/...
        míngliǎo, [明瞭], to understand clearly/to be clear about/plain/clear/also written 明瞭|明了[míng liǎo...
        shīmíng, to lose one's eyesight/to become blind/blindness
        Běnjiémíng, [本傑明], Benjamin (person name)
        míngrì, tomorrow
        míngliàng, bright/shining/glittering/to become clear
        míngzhī, to be fully aware of/to know perfectly well
        shénmíng, deities/gods
        zhǐmíng, to show clearly/to designate/to indicate
        fēnmíng, clear/distinct/evidently/clearly
        guāngmíngzhèngdà, just and honorable/open and aboveboard/without tricks (idiom)
        míngmèi, bright and beautiful
        shuōmíngshū, [說明書], (technical) manual/(book of) directions/synopsis (of a play or film)/CL:本[běn]
        zìzuòcōngmíng, [自作聰明], to think oneself clever (idiom)/self-styled genius/a smart aleck
        xiǎocōngming, [小聰明], clever-clever/clever in trivial matters/sharp but petty-minded
        fāmíngjiā, [發明家], inventor
        xiānmíng, [鮮明], bright/clear-cut/distinct
        zhàomíng, lighting/illumination
        xiàluòbùmíng, unaccounted/unknown whereabouts
        míngbǎizhe, [明擺著], evident/clear/undoubted
        mínglǎng, bright/clear/obvious/forthright/open-minded/bright and cheerful
        Míngnísūdá, [明尼蘇達], Minnesota, USA
        shēnmíng, to declare/to aver/to state formally
        
        Míngnísūdázhōu, [明尼蘇達州], Minnesota
        
        míngzi, see 松明[sōng míng]
        
        kāimíng, [開明], enlightened/open-minded/enlightenment
        yīngmíng, wise/brilliant
        
        cōngmingcáizhì, [聰明才智], intelligence and wisdom
        biāomíng, [標明], to mark/to indicate
        míngzhìzhījǔ, [明智之舉], sensible act
        Hǎimíngwēi, Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), American novelist and journalist
        zhèngmíngshū, [證明書], certificate
怀         Huáiémíngzhōu, [懷俄明州], Wyoming, US state
        zhùmíng, to clearly indicate
        
        zìzhīzhīmíng, knowing oneself (idiom)/self-knowledge
        zhèngdàguāngmíng, just and honorable
        
        Bómínghàn, Birmingham
        
        míngyuè, bright moon/refers to 夜明珠, a legendary pearl that can glow in the dark/CL:輪|轮[lú...
        chǎnmíng, [闡明], to elucidate/to explain clearly/to expound
        
        ānfēitāmíng, amphetamine
        
        
        míngmùzhāngdǎn, [明目張膽], openly and without fear/brazenly
        
        
        
        jiǎngmíng, [講明], to explain
        Míngníābōlìsī, Minneapolis, a nameplace in the USA, notably in Minnesota
        
        cōngminglínglì, [聰明伶俐], clever and quick-witted
        
        zhàomíngdàn, [照明彈], a flare/a very light
        
        Míngjìng/míngjìng, [明鏡], Der Spiegel, mirror (as a metaphor for sth beautiful, bright and flat -- such as...
        bùyánzìmíng, self-evident; needing no explanation (idiom)
        guāngmínglěiluò, open and candid (idiom); straightforward and upright
        
        Míngzhì, Meiji (Japanese reign name 1868-1912)
        tiānmíng, dawn/daybreak
        fāmíngzhě, [發明者], inventor
        
        zhǎngshàngmíngzhū, lit. a pearl in the palm (idiom)/fig. beloved person (esp. daughter)
        
        
        xiānjiànzhīmíng, [先見之明], foresight
        mínghuǒ, flame/open fire
        míngxī, clarity/lucid
        Míngcháo/míngzhāo, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), tomorrow morning/the following morning
        láilìbùmíng, [來歷不明], of unknown origin
        
        
        
        
        
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        míngwénguīdìng, [明文規定], expressly stipulated (in writing)
        míngxì, [明細], clear and detailed/definite/details (are as follows:)
        
        
        
        
        liǔànhuāmíng, lit. the willow trees make the shade, the flowers give the light (idiom); at one...
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        míngbiànshìfēi, to distinguish right and wrong (idiom)
        míngr, [明兒], (coll.) tomorrow/one of these days/some day
        bùmíngbùbái, obscure/dubious/shady
        yánmíng, [嚴明], strict and impartial/firm
        míngzhū, pearl/jewel (of great value)
        
        tànmíng, to ascertain/to verify
        
        cōngmíngfǎnbèicōngmíngwù, [聰明反被聰明誤], a clever person may become the victim of his own ingenuity (idiom); cleverness m...
        fāmíngrén, [發明人], inventor
        Míngsīkè, Minsk, capital of Belarus
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        láilùbùmíng, [來路不明], unidentified origin/no-one knows where it comes from/of dubious background
        
        
        
        Míngdài, the Ming dynasty (1368-1644)
        
        YáoMíng, Yao Ming (1980-), retired Chinese basketball player, played for CBA Shanghai Sha...
        tòumíngdù, transparency/(policy of) openness
        
        
        Āmíng, Al-Amin
        
        
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        míngzhébǎoshēn, a wise man looks after his own hide (idiom)/to put one's own safety before matte...
        
        mínglǐ, sensible/reasonable/an obvious reason, truth or fact/to understand the reason or...
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        xiǎnmíng, [顯明], to reveal, make known
        
        míngzhēngàndòu, [明爭暗鬥], struggling in the light and fighting in the dark (idiom); fig. intriguing agains...
        pànmíng, to distinguish/to ascertain
        
        
        
        míngzhīgùfàn, deliberate violation (idiom); intentional crime
        mòmíngqímiào, variant of 莫名其妙[mò míng qí miào]
        míngzhèng, [明證], clear proof
        shēngmíngshū, [聲明書], statement
        
        
        xiánmíng, [賢明], wise and capable/sagacious
        míngfán, [明礬], alum
        
        
        
        
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        míngrìhuánghuā, [明日黃花], lit. chrysanthemums after the Double Ninth Festival (idiom)/fig. outdated/thing ...
        
        
        
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        jiǎnmíng, [簡明], simple and clear/concise
        
        míngwén, to state in writing (laws, rules etc)
        
        tōngmíng, brightly lit
        Qīngmíng/qīngmíng, Qingming or Pure Brightness, 5th of the 24 solar terms 二十四節氣|二十四节气[èr shí sì jié...
        
        
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        Sānmíng, Sanming prefecture level city in Fujian
        JīngWèifēnmíng, [涇渭分明], as rivers Jing and Wei separate clearly (idiom)/to be entirely different
        
        HúZhìmíng, Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969), former Vietnamese leader. See also 胡志明市[Hú Zhì míng shì...
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        qǐmíngxīng, [啟明星], (astronomy) Venus
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        shēnmíngdàyì, [深明大義], to have a high notion of one's duty/to be highly principled
        jīngmíngnénggàn, [精明能幹], able and efficient
        
        míngshì, to state explicitly/to clearly indicate
        
        míngchù, [明處], clear place/out in the open
        míngyù, simile
        
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        HúZhìmíngshì, Ho Chi Minh City a.k.a. Saigon, Vietnam
        yànmíng, [驗明], to check and make clear/to ascertain/to verify sb's identity
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        ěrcōngmùmíng, [耳聰目明], sharp ears and keen eyes (idiom)/keen and alert/perceptive
        
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        diǎnmíng, [點明], to point out
        
        
        
        
        
        yánmíng, to state clearly
        
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        míngcháqiūháo, lit. seeing clearly the downy feather of autumn (idiom, from Mencius); fig. sens...
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        qízhìxiānmíng, [旗幟鮮明], to show one's colors/to have a clear-cut stand (idiom)
        míngxiā, [明蝦], prawn
        
        míngchè, clear/limpid
        
        
        
        Dōngmíng, [東明], Dongming county in Heze 菏澤|菏泽[Hé zé], Shandong
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        míngxìbiǎo, [明細表], schedule/subsidiary ledger/a detailed list
        
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        Duōmíngníjiā, Dominica/Dominican Republic/also written 多米尼加
        
        
        
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        fèngruòshénmíng, to honor sb as a God (idiom); to revere/to worship/to deify/to make a holy cow o...
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
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        ShèngDuōmínggè, [聖多明各], San Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic
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        àizēngfēnmíng, [愛憎分明], to make a clear difference between what one likes and what one hates/to have wel...
        chūnguāngmíngmèi, lovely spring sunshine
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
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        fúlāmínggē, flamenco (loanword)
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
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        míngjiāo, [明膠], gelatin
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        zhànzhēng, [戰爭], war/conflict/CL:場|场[cháng],次[cì]
        jìngzhēng, [競爭], to compete/competition
        zhēngqǔ, [爭取], to fight for/to strive for/to win over
        zhēng, [爭], to strive for/to vie for/to argue or debate/deficient or lacking (dialect)/how o...
        zhēngbà, [爭霸], to contend for hegemony/a power struggle
        zhēngchǎo, [爭吵], dispute/strife
        dòuzhēng, [鬥爭], a struggle/fight/battle
        zhēnglùn, [爭論], to argue/to debate/to contend/argument/contention/controversy/debate/CL:次[cì],場|...
        zhēngzhí, [爭執], to dispute/to disagree/to argue opinionatedly/to wrangle
        zhēngduó, [爭奪], to fight over/to contest/to vie over
        kàngzhēng, [抗爭], to resist/to make a stand and fight (against)
        zhēngyì, [爭議], controversy/dispute/to dispute
        zhēngdòu, [爭鬥], struggle/war
        zhēngbiàn, [爭辯], a dispute/to wrangle
        jìngzhēnglì, [競爭力], competitive strength/competitiveness
        jìngzhēngzhě, [競爭者], competitor
        zhēngduān, [爭端], dispute/controversy/conflict
        fēnzhēng, [紛爭], to dispute
        zhēngqì, [爭氣], to work hard for sth/to resolve on improvement/determined not to fall short
        
        zhēngyìxìng, [爭議性], controversial
        zhēngduózhàn, [爭奪戰], struggle
        
        lìzhēng, [力爭], to work hard for/to do all one can/to contend strongly
        
        zhēngfēnduómiǎo, [爭分奪秒], lit. fight minutes, snatch seconds (idiom); a race against time/making every sec...
        zhēngxiānkǒnghòu, [爭先恐後], striving to be first and fearing to be last (idiom); outdoing one another
        jùlǐlìzhēng, [據理力爭], to contend on strong grounds/to argue strongly for what is right
        fēnmiǎobìzhēng, [分秒必爭], seize every minute and second (idiom); not a minute to lose/every moment counts
        zhēngxiāng, [爭相], to fall over each other in their eagerness to...
        zhēngdé, [爭得], to obtain by an effort/to strive to get sth
        jìngzhēngxìng, [競爭性], competitive
        zhēngqiǎng, [爭搶], to fight over/to scramble for
        
        
        yǔshìwúzhēng, [與世無爭], to stand aloof from worldly affairs
        zhēngguāng, [爭光], to win an honor/to strive to win a prize
        lóngzhēnghǔdòu, [龍爭虎鬥], lit. the dragon wars, the tiger battles (idiom); fierce battle between giants
        míngzhēngàndòu, [明爭暗鬥], struggling in the light and fighting in the dark (idiom); fig. intriguing agains...
        JiěfàngZhànzhēng, [解放戰爭], War of Liberation (1945-49), after which the Communists 共產黨武裝|共产党武装 under Mao Ze...
        zhēngmíngduólì, [爭名奪利], to fight for fame, grab profit (idiom); scrambling for fame and wealth/only inte...
        nǐzhēngwǒduó, [你爭我奪], lit. you fight, I snatch (idiom); to compete fiercely offering no quarter/fierce...
        
        zhēngfēng, [爭鋒], to strive
        jiējídòuzhēng, [階級鬥爭], the class struggle
        zhēngxiān, [爭先], to compete to be first/to contest first place
        bùzhēng, [不爭], widely known/incontestable/undeniable/to not strive for/to not contend for
        zhēngquánduólì, [爭權奪利], scramble for power and profit (idiom); power struggle
        lùnzhēng, [論爭], argument/debate/controversy
        
        
        
        
        CháoxiǎnZhànzhēng, [朝鮮戰爭], Korean war (1950-1953)
        zhēnglùndiǎn, [爭論點], contention
        zhēngchí, [爭持], to refuse to concede/not to give in
        

        hēiàn, dark/darkly/darkness
        àn, [晻]/[闇], variant of 暗[àn], dark/gloomy/hidden/secret/muddled/obscure/in the dark, to clos...
        ànshì, to hint/to suggest/suggestion/hint
        ànshā, [暗殺], to assassinate
        ànhào, [暗號], secret signal (sign)/countersign/password
        yīnàn, [陰暗], dim/dark/dismal/gloomy/somber/murky/shadowy (side)
        ànzhōng, in the dark/in secret/on the sly/surreptitiously
        ànsuàn, to plot against
        ànyǔ, [暗語], code word
        àndìli, [暗地裡], secretly/inwardly/on the sly
        ànjiāo, submerged reef (rock)
        ànchù, [暗處], secret place
        ànyǐng, shadow/umbra
        
        huīàn, dull gray/drab/murky
        hūnàn, dusky
        yīnànmiàn, [陰暗面], the dark side (of society etc)
        àndàn, dark/dim (light)/dull (color)/drab/(fig.) gloomy/bleak
        ànyù, metaphor
        àncáng, to hide/to conceal
        
        ànzì, inwardly/to oneself/secretly
        ànàn, secretly/inwardly
        ànjiàn, attack by a hidden enemy/a stab in the back
        
        ànshì, darkroom
        liǔànhuāmíng, lit. the willow trees make the shade, the flowers give the light (idiom); at one...
        yōuàn, gloom
        
        àndùChéncāng, [暗渡陳倉], lit. secretly crossing the Wei River 渭河[Wèi Hé] at Chencang (idiom, refers to a ...
        míngzhēngàndòu, [明爭暗鬥], struggling in the light and fighting in the dark (idiom); fig. intriguing agains...
        ànxiǎng, think to oneself
        huìàn, dark and gloomy
        
        
        
        àncháo, undercurrent
        
访         ànfǎng, [暗訪], to make secret inquiries/to investigate in secret
        ànliú, undercurrent
        
        ànxiāng, camera bellows/camera obscura
        ànhài, to kill secretly/to stab in the back
        ànhé, magazine/cassette
        
        
        
        ànxiào, laugh in (up) one's sleeve/snigger/snicker
        
        ànqì, concealed weapon
        ànbǎo, bunker
        ànchāng, unlicensed (unregistered) prostitute
        ànmèi, obscure/remaining unenlightened

        zhàndòu, [戰鬥], to fight/to battle/CL:場|场[cháng],次[cì]
        Dǒu/dǒu/dòu, [鬥]/[鬦]/[鬪]/[鬭], abbr. for the Big Dipper constellation 北斗星[Běi dǒu xīng], dry measure for grain ...
        dòuzhēng, [鬥爭], a struggle/fight/battle
        fèndòu, [奮鬥], to strive/to struggle
        dǎdòu, [打鬥], to fight
        juédòu, [決鬥], to duel/a duel/decisive struggle
        DǒuNiú/dòuniú, [鬥牛], Big Dipper and Altair (astronomy), bullfighting
        gédòu, [格鬥], to wrestle
        dòushì, [鬥士], a warrior/an activist
        bódòu, [搏鬥], to wrestle/to fight/to struggle
        zhēngdòu, [爭鬥], struggle/war
        zhàndòujī, [戰鬥機], fighter (aircraft)
        dǒupeng, cloak/mantle
        dòuōu, [鬥毆], to fight/to brawl/a scuffle/a punch-up
        dòuzhì, [鬥志], will to fight/fighting spirit
        yāndǒu, [煙斗], (smoking) pipe
        Běidǒu, Great Bear/Big Dipper/Peitou town in Changhua county 彰化縣|彰化县[Zhāng huà xiàn], Ta...
        hàodòu, [好鬥], to be warlike/to be belligerent
        dòujī, [鬥雞], cock fighting
        yùndǒu, clothes iron
        
        lòudǒu, funnel
        
        juédòu, [角鬥], to wrestle
        dòuzuǐ, [鬥嘴], to quarrel/to bicker/glib repartee
        zhàndòulì, [戰鬥力], fighting strength
        gōuxīndòujiǎo, [勾心鬥角], (in palace construction) center hook and corner link/locked in constant strife (...
        jīndǒu, to tumble/somersault/a complete turn-around/a 180 degrees turn/fig. a change of ...
        dòuqì, [鬥氣], to have a grudge against
        
        dǒudǎn, [斗膽], (courteous) to be so bold as to
        
        wōlidòu, [窩裡鬥], internal strife (family, group, etc)
        dòuzhìángyáng, [鬥志昂揚], having high fighting spirit
        
        
        
        èdòu, [惡鬥], hard fighting/fierce battle
        
        ōudòu, [毆鬥], to have a fist fight/fist fight/brawl
        
        xièdòu, [械鬥], armed confrontation/bust-up between gangs
        xīngdǒu, stars
        
        dòuzhì, [鬥智], battle of wits
        pīdòu, [批鬥], (during the cultural revolution) to criticize and denounce sb publicly for their...
        
        
        lóngzhēnghǔdòu, [龍爭虎鬥], lit. the dragon wars, the tiger battles (idiom); fierce battle between giants
        
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        jiānkǔfèndòu, [艱苦奮鬥], to struggle arduously
        
        
        
        
        chēdǒu, [車斗], open-topped container (mounted on a truck or cart) for carrying loads/dump box (...
        tàidǒu, leading scholar of his time/magnate
        ĀDǒu, A-dou, nickname of Liu Chan 劉禪|刘禅 (207-271), son of Liu Bei, reigned as Shu Han ...
        
        jiējídòuzhēng, [階級鬥爭], the class struggle
        QuánDòuhuàn, [全斗煥], Chun Doo Hwan (1931-), South Korean politician, president 1980-1988
        
        
        jīndǒu, variant of 筋斗[jīn dǒu]
        
        
        tuōdǒu, small open trailer
        
        
        
        
        dǒulì, conical bamboo hat
        
        
        áidòu, [挨鬥], to suffer censure/denounced
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

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