名字

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Chinese[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

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.

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

名字

  1. name
    名字  ―  míngzi  ―  to come up with a name
  2. full name
    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.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (given name): (míng)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
みょう
Grade: 1

Grade: 1
on’yomi

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

名字 (hiragana みょうじ, rōmaji myōji)

  1. surname, family name

References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, ISBN 4095102535.

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

名字 (myeongja) (hangeul 명자)

  1. Hanja form? of 명자, “the characters of one´s name, fame”.