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English Definitionlife span; life expectancy; lifetime (of a machine)
Simplified Script寿命
Traditional Script壽命
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄕㄡˋ ㄇㄧㄥˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)sau6ming6
Part of Speech(名) noun
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
寿 shòulong life; old age; age; life; birthday; funerary; (Chinese surname)
mìnglife; fate; order or command; to assign a name, title, etc.

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Words With Same Head Word    
寿星shòuxīnggod of longevity; elderly person whose birthday is being celebrated
寿光shòuguāngShouguang county level city in Weifang 潍坊, Shandong
寿堂shòutángmourning hall; a hall for a birthday celebration
寿宁shòuníngShouning county in Ningde 宁德, Fujian
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
使命shǐmìngmission (diplomatic or other); set task
要命yàomìngto cause somebody's death; very; extremely; frightening; annoying
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