mìng
n. fate, destiny; life; life expectancy
Other meanings
[mìng]   v./n. to assign (a name, a title, etc.); to order, to command; instruction, order
    mouth (for )
    person, man (for )
 n/a 
Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
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mìng yùn
n. fate, destiny
shēng mìng
n. life
寿
shòu mìng
n. life, lifespan
jiù mìng
v. save somebody's life; (used alone with "!" in calling for help) help
sàng mìng
v. meet one's death, get killed, lose one's life
suàn mìng
v. tell fortune, Fortune-telling
cháng mìng bǎi suì
idiom. live to a ripe old age; May you live a hundred years!