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English Definitioncivil case; agricultural affairs; civil
Simplified Script民事
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄇㄧㄣˊ ㄕˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)man4si6
Part of Speech(名) noun
Measure Words
Word Decomposition
mínthe people; nationality; citizen; (Chinese surname)
shìmatter; thing; item; work; affair

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Words With Same Head Word    
民族mínzúnationality; ethnic group
民间mínjiānamong the people; popular; folk; non-governmental; involving people rather than governments
民国mínguóRepublic of China (1912-1949); used instead of reign name by the nationalist government, then by Taiwan; used in PRC as reign name of a former dynasty
民兵mínbīngpeople's militia; militia; militiaman
Words With Same Tail Word    
军事jūnshìmilitary affairs; military matters; military
从事cóngshìto go for; to engage in; to undertake; to deal with; to handle; to do
办事bànshìto handle (affairs); to work
做事zuòshìto work; to handle matters; to have a job
没事méishìit's not important; it's nothing; never mind; to have nothing to do; to be free; to be all right (out of danger or trouble)
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