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[聰明反被聰明誤] cōngmíngfǎnbèicōngmíngwù a clever person may become the victim of his own ingenuity (idiom); cleverness may overreach itself
too smart for one's own good

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        cōngming, [聰明], acute (of sight and hearing)/clever/intelligent/bright/smart
        
        cōng, [聰], quick at hearing/wise/clever/sharp-witted/intelligent/acute
        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
        cōnghuì, [聰慧], bright/witty/intelligent
        cōngmingcáizhì, [聰明才智], intelligence and wisdom
        shīcōng, [失聰], to go deaf/to lose hearing
        cōngminglínglì, [聰明伶俐], clever and quick-witted
        cōngyǐng, [聰穎], smart/intelligent
        cōngmǐn, [聰敏], quick/bright/intelligent/clever/brilliant
        cōngmíngfǎnbèicōngmíngwù, [聰明反被聰明誤], a clever person may become the victim of his own ingenuity (idiom); cleverness m...
        
        ěrcōngmùmíng, [耳聰目明], sharp ears and keen eyes (idiom)/keen and alert/perceptive
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

        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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        Kūnmíng, Kunming prefecture level city and capital of Yunnan province in southwest China
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
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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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        fǎnyìng, [反應], to react/to respond/reaction/response/reply/chemical reaction/CL:個|个[gè]
        fǎnzhèng, anyway/in any case/to come over from the enemy's side
        fǎnduì, [反對], to fight against/to oppose/to be opposed to/opposition
        fǎn, contrary/in reverse/inside out or upside down/to reverse/to return/to oppose/opp...
        wéifǎn, [違反], to violate (a law)
        fǎnkàng, to resist/to rebel
        xiāngfǎn, opposite/contrary
        fǎnér, instead/on the contrary/contrary (to expectations)
        fǎnjī, [反擊], to strike back/to beat back/to counterattack
        fǎnfù, [反復], repeatedly/over and over
        fǎnyìng, to mirror/to reflect/mirror image/reflection/(fig.) to report/to make known/to r...
        fǎncháng, unusual/abnormal
        fǎngǎn, to be disgusted with/to dislike/bad reaction/antipathy
        fǎnbó, [反駁], to retort/to refute
        fǎnshè, to reflect/reflection (from a mirror etc)/reflex (i.e. automatic reaction of org...
        fǎnkuì, [反饋], to send back information/feedback
        fǎnxǐng, to reflect upon oneself/to examine one's conscience/to question oneself/to searc...
        
        fǎnpàn, to rebel/to revolt
        fǎnguolái, [反過來], conversely/in reverse order/in an opposite direction
        fǎnhuǐ, to renege/to go back (on a deal)/to back out (of a promise)
        fǎnmiàn, reverse side/backside/the other side (of a problem etc)/negative/bad
        huàxuéfǎnyìng, [化學反應], chemical reaction
        fǎnyìngduī, [反應堆], reactor
        zàofǎn, to rebel/to revolt
        fǎnxiǎng, [反響], repercussions/reaction/echo
        fǎnxiàng, opposite direction/reverse
        yìrúfǎnzhǎng, easy as a hand's turn (idiom); very easy/no effort at all
        fǎnwèi, retching/vomiting
        fǎnsī, to think back over sth/to review/to revisit/to rethink/reflection/reassessment
        fǎntán, [反彈], to bounce/to bounce back/to boomerang/to ricochet/rebound (of stock market etc)/...
        fǎndào, but on the contrary/but expectedly
        fǎnguāng, to reflect light
        fǎnduìpiào, [反對票], a vote against/a veto
        chàngfǎndiào, [唱反調], to sing an opposite tune/to contradict/to express an opposing view/to strike a d...
        
        liánsuǒfǎnyìng, [連鎖反應], chain reaction
        
        héfǎnyìngduī, [核反應堆], nuclear reactor
        fǎnfǎnfùfù, [反反復復], repeatedly/time and time again
        fǎnwèn, [反問], to ask (a question) in reply/to answer a question with a question/rhetorical que...
        tiáojiànfǎnshè, [條件反射], conditioned reflex
        fǎnhuà, [反話], irony/ironic remark
        fǎngōng, to counterattack/a counter-offensive
        fǎnpài, villain (of a drama etc)
        yìwúfǎngù, [義無反顧], honor does not allow one to glance back (idiom); duty-bound not to turn back/no ...
        fǎnduìpài, [反對派], opposition faction
        fǎnzhī, on the other hand.../conversely...
        shìdéqífǎn, [適得其反], to produce the opposite of the desired result
        móufǎn, [謀反], to plot a rebellion/to conspire against the state
        fǎndòng, [反動], reaction/reactionary
        fǎnzhīyìrán, vice versa
        fǎnguòláishuō, [反過來說], on the other hand
        
        fǎnbàiwéishèng, [反敗為勝], to turn defeat into victory (idiom); to turn the tide
        fǎnchú, [反芻], to ruminate/to chew the cud
        fǎnzuòyòng, opposite reaction
        fǎnshǒu, to turn a hand over/to put one's hand behind one's back/fig. easily done
        chūěrfǎněr, [出爾反爾], old: to reap the consequences of one's words (idiom, from Mencius); modern: to g...
        fǎnzhèng, [反證], disproof/rebuttal/reductio ad absurdum
        bōluànfǎnzhèng, [撥亂反正], bring order out of chaos/set to rights things which have been thrown into disord...
        nìfǎnxīnlǐ, reverse psychology
        fǎnguāngjìng, [反光鏡], reflector/reflecting mirror
        píngfǎn, political rehabilitation
        
        zhèngfǎn, positive and negative/pros and cons/inside and outside
        fǎnqídàoérxíngzhī, to do the very opposite/to act in a diametrically opposite way
        fǎnyìcí, [反義詞], antonym
        fǎnduìdǎng, [反對黨], opposition (political) party
        
        fǎnsù, [反訴], counter-claim/counter-charge (law)
        cèfǎn, to instigate (rebellion etc)/incitement (e.g. to desertion within opposing camp)
        cōngmíngfǎnbèicōngmíngwù, [聰明反被聰明誤], a clever person may become the victim of his own ingenuity (idiom); cleverness m...
        
        fǎnmù, to quarrel/to fall out with sb
        yīfǎnchángtài, [一反常態], complete change from the normal state (idiom); quite uncharacteristic/entirely o...
        fǎnmùchéngchóu, to become enemies (idiom); to fall out with sb
        
        fǎnqián, [反潛], anti-submarine/antisubmarine
        fǎnchā, contrast/discrepancy
        fǎnpū, [反撲], to counter-attack/to come back after a defeat/to retrieve lost ground
        héfǎnyìng, [核反應], nuclear reaction
        fǎnshèjìng, [反射鏡], reflecting telescope
        fǎnshèmiàn, reflecting surface
        fǎnchúnxiāngjī, [反唇相譏], mutual bickering and ridicule (idiom); sarcastic repartee
        wùjíbìfǎn, [物極必反], when things reach an extreme, they can only move in the opposite direction (idio...
        fǎnguān, [反觀], by contrast/but as for this.../viewed from another angle/subjectively/introspect...
        fǎngòng, anti-communist
        fǎnshèhú, reflex arc
        
        fǎnyǔ, [反語], irony
        fǎnjié, [反詰], to ask (a question) in reply/to answer a question with a question/rhetorical que...
        
        fǎndòngpài, [反動派], reactionaries
        
        
        
        
        zàofǎnpài, rebel faction
        fǎnmiànrénwù, negative character/bad guy (in a story)
        
        
        fǎnchúdòngwù, [反芻動物], ruminant
        fǎngémìng, counter-revolutionary
        fǎnbǐ, inversely proportional/inverse ratio
        fǎntān, [反貪], anti-corruption (policy)
        
        fǎnbǔ, to support one's parents in their old age/to show filial piety/to to repay/to re...
        
        fǎnjiànjì, [反間計], stratagem of sowing dissension/CL:條|条[tiáo]
        jǔyīfǎnsān, [舉一反三], to raise one and infer three/to deduce many things from one case (idiom)
        

        bèi, quilt/by/(indicates passive-voice clauses)/(literary) to cover/to meet with
        bèibǔ, to be arrested/under arrest
        bèigào, defendant
        bèipò, to be compelled/to be forced
        bèihàirén, victim
        
        
        bèigàorén, defendant (in legal case)
        bèihàizhě, victim (of a wounding or murder)
        bèizi, quilt/CL:床[chuáng]
        bèidòng, [被動], passive
        bèidān, [被單], (bed) sheet/envelope for a padded coverlet/CL:床[chuáng]
        
        bèiwō, [被窩], traditional sleeping pad (quilt wrapped around the body as a tube)
        
        
        
        zhíbèi, vegetation/plant cover
        bèitào, quilt cover/to have money stuck (in stocks, real estate etc)
        bèirù, bedding/bedclothes
        miánbèi, comforter/quilt/CL:條|条[tiáo],面[miàn]
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        bèichúshù, [被除數], dividend
        
        
        
        diànbèi, [墊被], mattress
        bèizǐzhíwù, angiosperm (flowering plants with seed contained in a fruit)
        

        cuòwù, [錯誤], error/mistake/CL:個|个[gè]/mistaken/false/wrong
        wùhuì, [誤會], to misunderstand/to mistake/misunderstanding/CL:個|个[gè]
        wùjiě, [誤解], to misunderstand/to misread/misunderstanding
        wù, [誤], mistake/error/to miss/to harm/to delay/to neglect/mistakenly
        shīwù, [失誤], lapse/mistake/to make a mistake/fault/service fault (in volleyball, tennis etc)
        dānwu, [耽誤], to delay/to hold up/to waste time/to interfere with
        wùdǎo, [誤導], to mislead/to misguide/misleading/misguided
        yánwu, [延誤], delay/hold-up/wasted time/loss caused by delay
        wúwù, [無誤], verified/unmistaken
        
        wùshāng, [誤傷], to injure accidentally/accidental injury
        wùshā, [誤殺], to mistakenly kill/manslaughter
        wùchā, [誤差], difference/error/inaccuracy
        
        wùpàn, [誤判], to misjudge/error of judgment/incorrect ruling/miscarriage of justice
        
        
        
        
        wùyòng, [誤用], to misuse
        bǐwù, [筆誤], a slip of a pen/CL:處|处[chù]
        wùdiǎn, [誤點], not on time/late (public transport, airlines)/overdue/behind schedule/delayed
        cōngmíngfǎnbèicōngmíngwù, [聰明反被聰明誤], a clever person may become the victim of his own ingenuity (idiom); cleverness m...
        wùqū, [誤區], error/inconsistency
        miùwù, [謬誤], error/mistaken idea/falsehood
        
        
        wùshì, [誤事], to hold things up/to make a botch of things
        
        
        wùgōng, [誤工], to delay one's work/to be late for or absent from work/loss of working time
        wùrénzǐdì, [誤人子弟], (of a lazy or incompetent teacher) to hamper students' progress/(of media) to pr...
        wùchē, [誤車], to miss (bus, train etc)
        kānwù, [勘誤], to correct printing errors
        

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