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See also: 机灵

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ChineseEdit

machine; opportunity; secret
 
alert; departed soul; efficacious; quick; effective; intelligence
trad. (機靈)
simp. (机灵)
variant forms 機伶机伶
anagram 靈機灵机

EtymologyEdit

Probably a compound from ("clever").

PronunciationEdit


AdjectiveEdit

機靈

  1. quick on one's feet; quick-witted; sharp; smart

SynonymsEdit

Dialectal synonyms of 聰明 (“clever; intelligent; smart; bright”) [map]
Variety Location Words
Classical Chinese 聰明, 伶俐, 聰敏, 聰穎
Formal (Written Standard Chinese) 聰明, 機靈, 伶俐, 聰敏, 聰穎, 聰慧
Mandarin Beijing 聰明
Taiwan 聰明
Jinan 聰明
Xi'an , 靈醒
Wuhan 聰明
Chengdu 精靈, 聰明
Yangzhou 聰明
Hefei 聰明
Cantonese Guangzhou 聰明, , 醒目,
Hong Kong 聰明, , 醒目,
Yangjiang 伶俐,
Gan Nanchang 精靈, 聰明
Hakka Meixian 聰明, 機靈
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 聰明
Liudui (S. Sixian) 聰明
Hsinchu (Hailu) 聰明
Dongshi (Dabu) 聰明,
Hsinchu (Raoping) 聰明,
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 聰明
Jin Taiyuan 機靈, 聰明
Min Bei Jian'ou 聰明
Min Dong Fuzhou 聰明
Min Nan Xiamen 聰明
Quanzhou 聰明, 骨鳥 derogatory
Zhangzhou 聰明
Taipei 聰明, , 明白
Chaozhou 聰明
Wu Suzhou 聰明
Wenzhou , 聰明
Xiang Changsha 靈泛, 聰明
Shuangfeng 聰明

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