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ChineseEdit

 
energy; perfect; excellent; refined; very; proficient
 
clear; bright; to understand; next; the Ming dynasty
simp. and trad.
(精明)

EtymologyEdit

  • Probably a combination of 精幹精干 (jīnggàn, “capable”) and 聰明聪明 (cōngming, “intelligent”), or 精細精细 (jīngxì, “careful; meticulous”) and 明察 (míngchá, “to see clearly”).

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AdjectiveEdit

精明

  1. shrewd; dexterous; astute
  2. honest
  3. (of weather, light, etc) fine; clear; bright

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