明白

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  • めいはく meihaku

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  • な adjective
    obvious, clear, plain, evident, apparent, explicit, overt

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    • 8 strokes

      bright, light

    • 5 strokes

      white

    Adjective declension

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    Plain
    Present明白だ - めいはくだ (meihakuda) 
    Negative明白じゃない - めいはくじゃない (meihakujanai) 
    Past明白だった - めいはくだった (meihakudatta) 
    Past negative明白じゃなかった - めいはくじゃなかった (meihakujanakatta) 
    Te form明白で - めいはくで (meihakude) 
    Adverbial明白に - めいはくに (meihakuni) 
    Polite
    Present明白です - めいはくです (meihakudesu) 
    Negative明白ではありません - めいはくではありません (meihakudehaarimasen) 
    Past明白でした - めいはくでした (meihakudeshita) 
    Past negative明白ではありませんでした - めいはくではありませんでした (meihakudehaarimasendeshita) 

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    • Japanese sentence

      何をしなければならないかは明白です。 

      Sentence analysis
      English translation

      It is clear what must be done.

    明白

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    • あからさま akarasama

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    • usually written using kana aloneな adjectivenoun taking the genitive case particle の
      plain, frank, candid, open, direct, straightforward, unabashed, blatant, flagrant

      Kanji in this word

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      • 8 strokes

        bright, light

      • 5 strokes

        white

      Adjective declension

      A list with all the derivative forms for the Adjective, depending of the grammatical use and the degree of formality.

      Plain
      Present明白だ - あからさまだ (akarasamada) 
      Negative明白じゃない - あからさまじゃない (akarasamajanai) 
      Past明白だった - あからさまだった (akarasamadatta) 
      Past negative明白じゃなかった - あからさまじゃなかった (akarasamajanakatta) 
      Te form明白で - あからさまで (akarasamade) 
      Adverbial明白に - あからさまに (akarasamani) 
      Polite
      Present明白です - あからさまです (akarasamadesu) 
      Negative明白ではありません - あからさまではありません (akarasamadehaarimasen) 
      Past明白でした - あからさまでした (akarasamadeshita) 
      Past negative明白ではありませんでした - あからさまではありませんでした (akarasamadehaarimasendeshita) 

      Example sentences

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      • Japanese sentence

        あからさまに言えば彼は嫌いだ。 

        Sentence analysis
        English translation

        Frankly, I don't like him.