The amazing Sunny Bates calls in from New York to learn how to say “smart” in Chinese. A hugely successful individual, she is the CEO of Sunny Bates Associates and is on the board of some of the world’s most exciting companies, including Kickstarter and Creative Capital Foundation.
More for you to remember how to say “smart.”
There’s a difference between hearing information and absorbing it. Anyone can listen, but it takes true intelligence to digest and contemplate what one hears. The Chinese define “smart” as profound listening and true understanding.
聰/聪 (cōng) = to hear
明 (míng) = clearly
聰/聪 (cōng) + 明 (míng) = 聰明/聪明 (cōng míng) SMART!