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English Definitionfamous scholar; worthy; celebrity, esp. distinguished literary person having no official post
Simplified Script名士
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄇㄧㄥˊ ㄕˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)ming4si6
Part of Speech(名) noun
Word Decomposition
míngname; noun (part of speech); place (e.g. among winners); famous; measure word for people
shìmember of the senior ministerial class (old); scholar (old); bachelor; honorific; soldier; noncommissioned officer; specialist worker; (Chinese surname)

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Words With Same Head Word    
名字míngziname (of a person or thing)
名胜míngshènga place famous for its scenery or historical relics; scenic spot
名单míngdānlist (of names)
名称míngchēngname (of a thing); name (of an organization)
Words With Same Tail Word    
女士nǚshìlady; madam; Miss; Ms
战士zhànshìfighter; soldier; warrior
巴士bāshìbus (loanword); motor coach
人士rénshìperson; figure; public figure
博士bóshìdoctor; court academician (in imperial China); Ph.D.
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