míng name; famous; classifier for people

Made up of [ sunset; evening radical 36, kǒu mouth radical 30]
Made with 6 strokes.
Measure word for people in a profession (soldier,scholars etc.)

Related characters


Also uses component: duō (many) duō (many) jiāng (will) luó (gauze) suì (year) wài (outside) yè (night)
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 (together) hé (to close) 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 (to call (birds)) 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 (one) zhī (to know) zhōu (circuit) zú (foot)

Sounds same

míng (bright) míng (to call (birds))

Different tone

mìng (life)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 名
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Cities

茂名 Maoming, Guangdong

Proverbs

欺世盗名 qī shì dào míng A con artist. Someone who sets out to become famous by lies and deception.
名落孙山 míng luò sūn shān A euphemism for failing an examination. The story is that Sun Shan and an fellow townsman went to take the Imperial examinations. Sun Shan passed but was bottom of the list. When he went home he was asked by the father of his fellow townsman how his son had done in the exams. He replied that Sun Shan was bottom of the list and your son was below Sun Shan.