Last modified on 21 December 2014, at 10:30

明暗

ChineseEdit

 
clear; bright; to understand; next; the Ming dynasty
 
dark; gloomy; hidden; secret
simp. and trad.
(明暗)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

明暗

  1. light and darkness; light and shade; luminosity

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
めい
Grade: 2
あん
Grade: 3
on'yomi

NounEdit

明暗 (hiragana めいあん, romaji meian)

  1. light and darkness
  2. the difference between a positive or negative outcome (e.g. happiness vs. sadness or success vs. failure)
    明暗 (めいあん) ()けた。
    Meian o waketa.
    It made the difference.

ReferencesEdit

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakkan, ISBN 4095102535.