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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 命 (mei)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 命 (mei)

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MEANING:

fate, command, decree, destiny, life, appoint

HOW TO READ:

On: mei, myou
Kun: inochi

JLPT LEVEL: N3

COMPOUNDS:

命 (inochi): life, life force
命令 (meirei): order, command
生命 (seimei): life, existence
運命 (unmei): fate, destiny
命運 (meiun): fate, doom
懸命 (kenmei): eagerness, earnestness
革命 (kakumei): revolution
延命 (enmei): prolonging life, life extension
使命 (shimei): mission, errand, message
人命 (jinmei): human life
亡命 (boumei): seeking asylum
命題 (meidai): proposition, thesis
寿命 (jumyou): life span
任命 (ninmei): appointment, designation
命日 (meinichi): death anniversary
本命 (honmei): sure thing, likely winner
救命 (kyuumei): lifesaving
命中 (meichuu): a hit
特命 (tokumei): mission
命名 (meimei): naming, christening
宿命 (shukumei): fate, destiny
短命 (tanmei): short life, short lived
余命 (yomei): remainder of one’s life
命じる (meijiru): to order, to command
致命的 (chimeiteki): fatal, lethal
生命力 (seimeiryoku): vitality, one’s life force
致命傷 (chimeishou): fatal wound
生命保険 (seimeihoken): life insurance
一生懸命 (isshoukenmei): very hard, with utmost effort


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

彼女は、亡命を求めてこの国にやってきた。
kanojo wa, boumei o motomete kono kuni ni yatte kita.
She came to this country seeking asylum.

あなたの命は僕が守ります!自分の命にかえてでも!
anata no inochi wa boku ga mamorimasu. jibun no inochi ni kaete demo.
I will protect you! Even if it means giving up my own life!

我々が新型シミュレーターの試験を命じられたのだ。
wareware ga shingata shimyureetaa no shiken o meijirareta no da.
We were instructed to test our new simulators.

彼女は、一度にひとりずつ救うのを自分の使命にしていた。
kanojo wa, ichido ni hitori zutsu sukuu no o jibun no shimei ni shite ita.
She made it her mission to help people one at a time.

成功するための要素は、懸命な努力に次ぐ努力だ。
seikou suru tame no youso wa, kenmei na doryoku ni tsugu doryoku da.
The ingredients of success are hard work and more hard work.

彼と友人たちは無残な貧困を終わらせる革命が先か、日本人の占領を終わらせる革命が先かで議論した。
kare to yuujintachi wa muzan na hinkon o owaraseru kakumei ga saki ka, nihonjin no senryou o owaraseru kakumei ga saki ka de giron shita.
He and his friends would argue about which should come first, the revolution to end the economic cruelty, or the revolution to end the Japanese occupation.

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