Meaning of 命

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Pinyin: mìng
English Definition: life; fate; order or command; to assign a name, title etc
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: An order given by mouth
Character Formation:
  • Surround from upper right
    • [ lìng ] command, decree, order; magistrate; to allow, to cause
    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
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Example Words
革命 mìng revolution; revolutionary (politics); Classifiers:
生命 shēng mìng life (as the characteristic of living beings); living being; creature; Classifiers: ,
命运 mìng yùn fate; destiny; Classifiers:
命令 mìng lìng order; command; Classifiers:
使命 shǐ mìng mission; long-term task to which one devotes oneself; a calling
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