Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 命


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Meaning

life, order, command, fate

Pronunciation

MEI, MYŌ
inochi

Explanation

Lower left: mouth , rest: order, command (To put a lid on the bent person, has been ordered!)

Mnemonic

The mouth gives order to live.

Radicals

mouth(A small square stands for the mouth, and a big square is an enclosure.)
order
cover(Other covers are: , ))
bending person(This radical is typically described as "seal". However for the mnemonics the meaning "bending person" appears to be better.)
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Vocabulary

いのち command, decree, life, destiny
めい command, life
任命 にんめい appointment, nomination, ordination, commission, designation
一生懸命 いっしょうけんめい very hard, with utmost effort
人命 じんめい (human) life
使命 しめい mission, errand, message
命じる めいじる to order, to command, to appoint
命ずる めいずる to command, to appoint
命中 めいちゅう a hit

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