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ChineseEdit

 
name; fame; to describe; place
 
letter; symbol; character; word
simp. and trad.
(名字)

EtymologyEdit

Combination of (míng, “given name”) and (, “courtesy name, given to an individual at adulthood”). Originally two different types of names in ancient China, in modern Chinese the two characters form a single word.

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

名字

  1. name
    名字  ―  míngzi  ―  to come up with a name
  2. full name (of a person)
    什麼名字 / 什么名字  ―  Nǐ jiào shénme míngzi?  ―  What's your name?
  3. given name
    名字 [MSC, trad.]
    名字 [MSC, simp.]
    Tā xìng chén, míngzi jiào huá qīng. [Pinyin]
    His last name is Chen, and his given name is Huaqing.
    忘記怎麼拼寫名字來著 [MSC, trad.]
    忘记怎么拼写名字来着 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ wàngjì zěnme pīnxiě nǐ de míngzì láizhe. [Pinyin]
    I've forgotten how to spell your name.

SynonymsEdit

  • (name):
  • (full name): (literary or Min Nan, Hakka) 名姓 (míngxìng), 全名 (quánmíng), 姓名 (xìngmíng)
  • (given name): (míng)

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
みょう
Grade: 1

Grade: 1
on’yomi

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

名字 (hiragana みょうじ, rōmaji myōji)

  1. surname, family name

ReferencesEdit

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

名字 (myeongja) (hangeul 명자)

  1. Hanja form? of 명자 (the characters of one's name, fame).

OkinawanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /noːd͡ʑi/, /mjoːd͡ʑi/

NounEdit

名字 (hiragana のーじ, romaji nōzi, hiragana みょーじ, romaji myōji)

  1. surname, family name, last name