说明 shuō míng: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

说明 (shuō míng) English Meaning

  • to explain
  • to illustrate
  • explanation
  • directions
  • caption

Traditional Characters:  說明

说 forms words in:

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明 forms words in:

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Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • |(gè)

Sample Sentences

  • 他的说明并不清楚。
    Tā de shuōmíng bìng bù qīngchǔ.
    His explanation really isn’t clear.
  • Tom的说明太复杂了。
    Tom de shuōmíng tài fùzále.
    Tom’s explanation was too complex.
  • 你能帮我说明一下规则吗?
    Nǐ néng bāng wǒ shuōmíng yīxià guīzé ma?
    Will you explain the rule to me?
  • 这正可以说明您是个骗子。
    Zhè zhèng kěyǐ shuōmíng nín shìgè piànzi.
    That just goes to prove that you are a liar.
  • 这正可以说明你是个骗子。
    Zhè zhèng kěyǐ shuōmíng nǐ shìgè piànzi.
    That just goes to show that you are a liar.
  • 他难以说明她为什么不见了。
    Tā nányǐ shuōmíng tā wèishéme bùjiànle.
    He had difficulty explaining her disappearance.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

说 (shuō): to speak; to say; to explain; to scold; to tell off; a theory (usually in compounds such as 日心说 heliocentric theory)

  • (yán): speech
  • (duì): to cash; to exchange; to add (liquid); to blend; one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦 (bā guà), symbolizing swamp; ☱

明 (míng): bright; opposite: dark 暗 (àn); (of meaning) clear; to understand; next; public or open; wise; generic term for a sacrifice to the gods; Ming Dynasty (1368-1644); surname Ming; Ming (c. 2000 BC), fourth of the legendary Flame Emperors, 炎帝 (Yán Dì) descended from Shennong 神農|神农 ([Shén Nóng) Farmer God

  • (rì): sun
  • (yuè): moon

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 说

HSK 1 Word List

  • 说(shuō): to speak; to say; to explain; to scold; to tell off; a theory (usually in compounds such as 日心说 heliocentric theory)

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 明

HSK 1 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

  • 说明(shuō míng): to explain; to illustrate; explanation; directions; caption; CL:  個|个(gè)
  • 证明(zhèng míng): proof; certificate; identification; testimonial; to prove; to testify; to confirm the truth of; CL:  個|个(gè)

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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