míng to call (birds)

Made up of [ kǒu mouth radical 30, niǎo bird radical 196]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Mouth and bird give idea of the call of a bird
Number of strokes: 8

Related characters


Also uses kǒu component: bā (supposition or suggestion) chàng (to sing) chāo (to exceed) chī (to eat) chuán (boat) fēi (coffee) fù (rich) fú (good fortune) gào (to tell) gè (each) gōng (palace) gǒu (dog) gǔ (ancient) hāi (sound of sighing) hào (name) hé (to close) hé (together) hē (drink) hēng (prosperous) hòu (behind) huí (to circle) huò (maybe) jí (lucky) jiào (called) jīng (capital) jiù (fault) jù (sentence) jú (office) jūn (monarch) kā (coffee) kě (can) lìng (other) mǎ (?) mìng (life) míng (name) ne (and you?) pí (hops) pǐn (article) rú (as) shàng (still) shì (matter) shǐ (history) suī (although) tái (typhoon) táng (Tang) tīng (to listen) tóng (same) wèn (ask) xǐ (to be fond of) xiōng (elder brother) yǎo (to bite) yòu (right) yǔ (language) yuán (person) yuē (to speak) zhān (to observe) zhī (to know) zhī (one) zhōu (circuit) zú (foot)
Also uses niǎo component: dǎo (island) jī (fowl) wū (crow) yā (duck)

Sounds same

míng (bright) míng (name)

Different tone

mìng (life)

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Proverbs

孤掌难鸣 gū zhǎng nán míng It is difficult to achieve anything on your own
鸣锣开道 míng luó kāi dao To publicize an event
一鸣惊人 yī míng jīng rén To rise to stardom overnight. Discovering an unknown talent

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