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English Definitionlife; fate; order or command; to assign a name, title, etc.
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Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄇㄧㄥˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)meng6
Part of Speech(名) noun, (动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Intermediate

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Words With Same Head Word    
命令mìnglìngto order; to command
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)
Words With Same Tail Word    
生命shēngmìnglife; living; biological
革命gémìngrevolution; revolutionary (politics)
拼命pīnmìngto do one's utmost; with all one's might; at all costs; (to work or fight) as if one's life depends on it
寿命shòumìnglife span; life expectancy; lifetime (of a machine)
使命shǐmìngmission (diplomatic or other); set task
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