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English Definitionto order; to command
Simplified Script命令
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄇㄧㄥˋ ㄌㄧㄥˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)ming6ling6
Part of Speech(名) noun, (动) verb
Measure Words,
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
mìnglife; fate; order or command; to assign a name, title, etc.
lìngto order; to command; an order; warrant; writ; to cause; to make something happen; virtuous; honorific title; season; government position (old)

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
命运mìngyùnfate; destiny
命名mìngmíngto give a name to; to dub; to christen; to designate; named after; naming
命题mìngtíproposition (logic, math.); to assign an essay topic
命中mìngzhòngto hit (a target)
命危mìngwēicritical; life threatening (medicine)
Words With Same Tail Word    
司令sīlìngcommanding officer
法令fǎlìngdecree; ordinance
指令zhǐlìngorder; command; instruction
禁令jìnlìngprohibition; ban
下令xiàlìngto give an order; to command
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