名字 míngzi: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 1

名字 (míngzi) English Meaning

  • name (of a person or thing)

Traditional Characters: 名字

Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • 个 (gè)

Sample Sentences

  • 你有一个假名字吗?
    Nǐ yǒu yīgè jiǎ míngzì ma?
    Do you have an assumed name?
  • 叫什么名字?
    Jiào shénme míngzì?
    What’s your name?
  • 他叫什么名字?
    Tā jiào shénme míngzì?
    What’s his name?
  • 请写下你的名字。
    Qǐng xiě xià nǐ de míngzì.
    Please write down your name.
  • 有人喊我的名字。
    Yǒurén hǎn wǒ de míngzì.
    Someone’s shouted my name.

Stroke Order & Character Components

名 (míng): name; noun (part of speech); place (e.g. among winners); famous; classifier for people

  • (xī): evening
  • (kǒu): mouth

字 (zì): letter; symbol; character; word; CL: 個|个 (gè); courtesy or style name traditionally given to males aged 20 in dynastic China

  • (mián): roof
  • (zi): child
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