The Chinese word 明白 means “to understand” or “to comprehend”. It is a commonly used word in everyday conversation and can be used in various contexts, such as understanding a concept, a situation, or someone’s feelings. It can also be used to express agreement or acknowledgement of something. For example, if someone explains something to you and you understand, you can say “我明白了”, which means “I understand now”.
Verb: to understand
Adjective: clear, obvious
|你明白我的意思吗？||nǐ míng bái wǒ de yì si ma?||Do you understand what I mean?|
|我们需要让他们明白这个决定的重要性||wǒ men xū yào ràng tā men míng bái zhè ge jué dìng de zhòng yào xìng||We need to make them understand the importance of this decision|
|我们必须明白这个问题的根本原因||wǒ men bì xū míng bái zhè ge wèn tí de gēn běn yuán yīn||We must understand the root cause of this problem|
|他们很快明白了这个复杂的概念||tā men hěn kuài míng bái le zhè ge fù zá de gài niàn||They quickly understood this complex concept|
|请你明白，这个决定对我们的未来非常重要||qǐng nǐ míng bái, zhè ge jué dìng duì wǒ men de wèi lái fēi cháng zhòng yào||Please understand that this decision is very important for our future|
|我们需要找到一个让大家都能明白的解决方案||wǒ men xū yào zhǎo dào yī ge ràng dà jiā dōu néng míng bái de jiě jué fāng àn||We need to find a solution that everyone can understand|
明白 is part of HSK Level 3 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 1.