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Míngshǐ History of the Ming Dynasty, twenty fourth of the 24 dynastic histories 二十四史[Èr shí sì Shǐ], compiled under Zhang Tingyu 張廷玉
>张廷玉[Zhāng Tíng yù] in 1739 during the Qing Dynasty, 332 scrolls

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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], intelligent/clever/bright/smart/acute (of sight and hearing)
        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/an invention/CL:個|个[gè]
        míngzǎo, tomorrow morning/tomorrow
        
        shēngmíng, [聲明], to state/to declare/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/radiance/(fig.) bright (prospects etc)/openhearted
        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, (of a person) honorable/not devious/(of a behavior) fair and aboveboard/without ...
        míngmèi, bright and beautiful
        shuōmíngshū, [說明書], (technical) manual/(book of) directions/synopsis (of a play or film)/specificati...
        zìzuòcōngmíng, [自作聰明], to think oneself clever (idiom)
        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 (loanword)
        
        
        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], flare/star shell
        
        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
        
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        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, clear/well-defined/limpid
        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:)
        
        
        
        jiǎnmíngèyào, [簡明扼要], brief and to the point (idiom)/succinct
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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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        Míngdài, the Ming dynasty (1368-1644)
        
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        tòumíngdù, transparency/(policy of) openness
        
        
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        míngzhébǎoshēn, a wise man looks after his own hide (idiom)/to put one's own safety before matte...
        
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        mínghuǎnghuǎng, shining/bright
        xiǎnmíng, [顯明], to reveal, make known
        
        míngzhēngàndòu, [明爭暗鬥], to fight openly and maneuver covertly (idiom)
        pànmíng, to distinguish/to ascertain
        
        
        mínglìng, to decree
        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
        
        míngmǎ, [明碼], non-secret code (such as Morse code, Chinese telegraph code, ASCII etc)/plaintex...
        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 ...
        kǒngmíngdēng, [孔明燈], sky lantern (miniature hot-air balloon used during festivals)
        
        
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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
        
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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
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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
        
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        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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        chūnguāngmíngmèi, lovely spring sunshine
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
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        lìshǐ, [歷史], history/CL:門|门[mén],段[duàn]
        Shǐ/shǐ, surname Shi, history/annals/title of an official historian in ancient China
        yǒushǐyǐlái, [有史以來], since the beginning of history
        Shǐdìfū, Steve (male name)
        Shǐmìsī, Smith (name)
        
        bìngshǐ, medical history
        
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        lìshǐxìng, [歷史性], historic
        shǐwúqiánlì, [史無前例], unprecedented in history
        luómànshǐ, [羅曼史], romance (loanword)/love affair
        
        shǐqián, prehistory
        
        shǐcè, [史冊], annals
        
        shǐshī, [史詩], an epic/poetic saga
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        qīngshǐ, annal/historical record/CL:筆|笔[bǐ]
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        shǐshū, [史書], history book
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        shǐliào, historical material or data
        lìshǐjù, [歷史劇], historical drama
        lìshǐxué, [歷史學], history
        
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        jìndàishǐ, modern history (for China, from the Opium Wars until the fall of the Qing Dynast...
        
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        jiǎnshǐ, [簡史], a brief history
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