Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 名


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Meaning

reputation, (good) name, famous

Pronunciation

míng

Explanation

Evening (When the moon is not yet fully there, it is only evening.) and mouth

Mnemonic

In the evening they talk about people's reputation.

Radicals

evening(This radical is similar to moon: , but at the evening the moon is not complete and thus only one inner line.)
mouth, opening(This is a small square. If it is bigger: , it is an enclosure.)

Vocabulary

著名 zhù míng famous; noted; well-known; celebrated
金榜题名 jīn bǎng tí míng to win top marks in the imperial examinations
鼎鼎大名 dǐng dǐng dà míng famous; celebrated
驰名 chí míng famous
玫瑰不管叫啥名 méi guī bù guǎn jiào shá míng A rose by any other name (would smell as sweet)
玫瑰不管叫啥名,闻起来总是香的 méi guī bù guǎn jiào shá míng , wén qǐ lai zǒng shì xiāng de A rose by any other name would smell as sweet
名誉 míng yù fame; reputation; honor; honorary; emeritus (of retired professor)
名牌 míng pái famous brand
莫名其妙 mò míng qí miào unfathomable mystery (idiom); subtle and ineffable; unable to make head or tail of it; boring (e.g. movie)
命名 mìng míng to give a name to; to dub; to christen; to designate; named after; naming
名词 míng cí noun

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