life; fate; order or command; to assign a name, title etc

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K他命 K他命 - ta1 ming4
ketamine (C13H16ClNO) (slang)

爱财如命 愛財如命 ai4 cai2 ru2 ming4
lit. to love money as much as one's own life (idiom); fig. avaricious; tightfisted

碍难从命 礙難從命 ai4 nan2 cong2 ming4
difficult to obey orders (idiom); much to my embarrassment, I am unable to comply

爱之如命 愛之如命 ai4 zhi1 ru2 ming4
inordinately fond of sth; lit. to love it as one's life

安非他命 安非他命 an1 fei1 ta1 ming4
amphetamine (medical) (loanword)

安身立命 安身立命 an1 shen1 li4 ming4
settle down and get on with one's pursuit

八宝山革命公墓 八寶山革命公墓 ba1 bao3 shan1 ge2 ming4 gong1 mu4
Mt Babao Revolutionary Cemetery in Haidian district of Beijing

半条命 半條命 ban4 tiao2 ming4
half a life; only half alive; barely alive; (scared, beaten etc) half to death

保命 保命 bao3 ming4
to save one's life; to survive

奔命 奔命 ben1 ming4
to rush about on errands; to be kept on the run

本命年 本命年 ben3 ming4 nian2
year of one's birth sign, according to the cycle of 12 animals of the earthly branches 地支

毙命 斃命 bi4 ming4
to meet violent death; to get killed

毕命 畢命 bi4 ming4
to die (in an accident etc); to have one's life cut short

薄命 薄命 bo2 ming4
to be born under an unlucky star (usu. of women); to be born unlucky

不听命 不聽命 bu4 ting1 ming4
to disobey

草菅人命 草菅人命 cao3 jian1 ren2 ming4
human life as grass (idiom); to kill people like scything grass; a politician acting with total disregard for the life of his countrymen

偿命 償命 chang2 ming4
to pay with one's life

长命富贵 長命富貴 chang2 ming4 fu4 gui4
We wish you long life and riches! (idiom, conventional greeting)

出人命 出人命 chu1 ren2 ming4
fatal; resulting in sb's death

从命 從命 cong2 ming4
to obey an order; to comply; to do sb's bidding; to do as requested

催命 催命 cui1 ming4
to press sb to death; fig. to pressurize sb continually

大革命 大革命 da4 ge2 ming4
great revolution

待命 待命 dai4 ming4
to be on call; to be on standby

丢命 丟命 diu1 ming4
to die

短命 短命 duan3 ming4
to die young; short-lived

短命鬼 短命鬼 duan3 ming4 gui3
sb who dies prematurely

对证命名 對證命名 dui4 zheng4 ming4 ming2
confrontation naming

耳提面命 耳提面命 er3 ti2 mian4 ming4
to give sincere advice (idiom); to exhort earnestly

二次革命 二次革命 er4 ci4 ge2 ming4
second revolution; campaign from 1913 of the provisional revolutionary government (under Sun Yat-sen and the Guomindang) against Yuan Shikai 袁世凱|袁世凯 and the Northern Warlords

法国大革命 法國大革命 fa3 guo2 da4 ge2 ming4
French Revolution (1789-1799)

法国革命 法國革命 fa3 guo2 ge2 ming4
French Revolution (1789)

反革命 反革命 fan3 ge2 ming4

反革命案件 反革命案件 fan3 ge2 ming4 an4 jian4
counterrevolutionary case (law)

反革命宣传 反革命宣傳 fan3 ge2 ming4 xuan1 chuan2
counter-revolutionary propaganda

反革命宣传煽动罪 反革命宣傳煽動罪 fan3 ge2 ming4 xuan1 chuan2 shan1 dong4 zui4
the crime of instigating counter-revolutionary propaganda

反革命政变 反革命政變 fan3 ge2 ming4 zheng4 bian4
an anti-revolutionary coup

方命 方命 fang1 ming4
against orders; to disobey; to refuse to accept orders

非命 非命 fei1 ming4
violent death; killed in a disaster

非致命 非致命 fei1 zhi4 ming4
not fatal; not life-threatening (medical condition)

奉命 奉命 feng4 ming4
to receive orders; to follow orders; to act under orders

复命 復命 fu4 ming4
to report on completion of a mission; debriefing

敢不从命 敢不從命 gan3 bu4 cong2 ming4
to not dare to disobey an order (idiom)

革命 革命 ge2 ming4
revolution; revolutionary (politics)

革命党 革命黨 ge2 ming4 dang3
the revolutionary party

革命家 革命家 ge2 ming4 jia1
a revolutionary

革命军 革命軍 ge2 ming4 jun1
revolutionary army

革命烈士 革命烈士 ge2 ming4 lie4 shi4
martyr of the revolution

革命卫队 革命衛隊 ge2 ming4 wei4 dui4
revolutionary guard

革命先烈 革命先烈 ge2 ming4 xian1 lie4
martyr to the revolution

革命性 革命性 ge2 ming4 xing4

恭敬不如从命 恭敬不如從命 gong1 jing4 bu4 ru2 cong2 ming4
deference is no substitute for obedience (idiom); (said to accept sb's request, invitation etc)

工业革命 工業革命 gong1 ye4 ge2 ming4
Industrial Revolution, c. 1750-1830

光荣革命 光榮革命 guang1 rong2 ge2 ming4
Glorious Revolution (England, 1688)

国民革命军 國民革命軍 guo2 min2 ge2 ming4 jun1
National Revolutionary Army

害命 害命 hai4 ming4
to kill sb; to murder

寒武纪生命大爆发 寒武紀生命大爆發 han2 wu3 ji4 sheng1 ming4 da4 bao4 fa1
the Cambrian explosion

好命 好命 hao3 ming4
lucky; blessed with good fortune

狠命 狠命 hen3 ming4
exerting all one's strength

红颜薄命 紅顏薄命 hong2 yan2 bo2 ming4
beautiful women suffer unhappy fates (idiom)

活命 活命 huo2 ming4
life; to survive; to save a life; to scrape a living

甲基安非他命 甲基安非他命 jia3 ji1 an1 fei1 ta1 ming4

诫命 誡命 jie4 ming4

借命 借命 jie4 ming4
to live out a pointless existence

戒命 戒命 jie4 ming4

旧民主主义革命 舊民主主義革命 jiu4 min2 zhu3 zhu3 yi4 ge2 ming4
old democratic revolution; bourgeois revolution (in Marx-Leninist theory, a prelude to the proletarian revolution)

救命 救命 jiu4 ming4
to save sb's life; (interj.) Help!; Save me!

救人一命胜造七级浮屠 救人一命勝造七級浮屠 jiu4 ren2 yi1 ming4 sheng4 zao4 qi1 ji2 fu2 tu2
saving a life is more meritorious than building a seven-floor pagoda (idiom)

捐命 捐命 juan1 ming4
to lay down one's life

绝命 絕命 jue2 ming4
to commit suicide; to have one's life cut short

绝命书 絕命書 jue2 ming4 shu1
suicide note

抗命 抗命 kang4 ming4
against orders; to disobey; to refuse to accept orders

克他命 克他命 ke4 ta1 ming4
ketamine (loanword)

苦命 苦命 ku3 ming4
hard lot; bitter fate; unfortunate

乐天知命 樂天知命 le4 tian1 zhi1 ming4
to be content with what one is

临危授命 臨危授命 lin2 wei1 shou4 ming4
to sacrifice one's life in a crisis

灵命 靈命 ling2 ming4
the will of Heaven; the will of God

领命 領命 ling3 ming4
to accept an order

禄命 祿命 lu4 ming4
person's lot through life

卖命 賣命 mai4 ming4
to throw one's life in for; to haplessly give one's life for; to sacrifice oneself torturously working for another or for a group; to pour in one's utmost effort; to shed one's last ounce of strength for

冒生命危险 冒生命危險 mao4 sheng1 ming4 wei1 xian3
to risk one's life

冒着生命危险 冒著生命危險 mao4 zhe5 sheng1 ming4 wei1 xian3
at the risk of one's life

没命 沒命 mei2 ming4
to lose one's life; to die; recklessly; desperately

民主革命 民主革命 min2 zhu3 ge2 ming4
democratic revolution; bourgeois revolution (in Marx-Leninist theory, a prelude to the proletarian revolution)

命案 命案 ming4 an4
homicide case; murder case

命薄 命薄 ming4 bo2
to be unlucky

命不久已 命不久已 ming4 bu4 jiu3 yi3
at death's door

命定 命定 ming4 ding4
to be predestined

命赴黄泉 命赴黃泉 ming4 fu4 huang2 quan2
to visit the Yellow Springs; to die

命根 命根 ming4 gen1
lifeblood; the thing that one cherishes most in life; (coll.) family jewels (male genitals)

命根子 命根子 ming4 gen1 zi5
see 命根

命归黄泉 命歸黃泉 ming4 gui1 huang2 quan2
lit. to return to the Yellow Springs 黃泉|黄泉 (idiom); fig. to die; to meet one's end

命苦 命苦 ming4 ku3
to be born under an ill star

命理学 命理學 ming4 li3 xue2

命令 命令 ming4 ling4
order; command

命令行 命令行 ming4 ling4 hang2
command line (computing)

命令句 命令句 ming4 ling4 ju4
imperative sentence

命脉 命脈 ming4 mai4

命名 命名 ming4 ming2
to give a name to; to dub; to christen; to designate; named after; naming

命名法 命名法 ming4 ming2 fa3

命名日 命名日 ming4 ming2 ri4
name day (tradition of celebrating a given name on a certain day of the year)

命名系统 命名系統 ming4 ming2 xi4 tong3
system of nomenclature

命名作业 命名作業 ming4 ming2 zuo4 ye4
naming task

命盘 命盤 ming4 pan2
natal chart (astrology)

命题 命題 ming4 ti2
proposition (logic, math.); to assign an essay topic

命题逻辑 命題邏輯 ming4 ti2 luo2 ji5
propositional logic

命途 命途 ming4 tu2
the course of one's life; one's fate

命途多舛 命途多舛 ming4 tu2 duo1 chuan3
to meet with many difficulties in one's life (idiom)

命途坎坷 命途坎坷 ming4 tu2 kan3 ke3
to have a tough life; to meet much adversity in one's life

命危 命危 ming4 wei1
critical; life threatening (medicine)

命相 命相 ming4 xiang4

命运 命運 ming4 yun4
fate; destiny

命运注定 命運註定 ming4 yun4 zhu4 ding4

命在旦夕 命在旦夕 ming4 zai4 dan4 xi1
to be at death's door (idiom)

命中注定 命中註定 ming4 zhong1 zhu4 ding4
decreed by fate (idiom); destined; fated

命中 命中 ming4 zhong4
to hit (a target)

命中率 命中率 ming4 zhong4 lv4
hit rate; scoring rate

谋财害命 謀財害命 mou2 cai2 hai4 ming4
to plot and kill sb for his property (idiom); to murder for money

拚命 拚命 pan4 ming4
see 拼命

批命 批命 pi1 ming4
to tell sb's fortune

疲于奔命 疲於奔命 pi2 yu2 ben1 ming4
lit. tired of constantly running for one's life (idiom); terribly busy; up to one's ears in work

拼命 拼命 pin1 ming4
to do one's utmost; with all one's might; at all costs; (to work or fight) as if one's life depends on it

拼命三郎 拼命三郎 pin1 ming4 san1 lang2
brave man, willing to risk his life

拼命讨好 拼命討好 pin1 ming4 tao3 hao3
to throw oneself at sb or sth; to bend over backwards to help

平均寿命 平均壽命 ping2 jun1 shou4 ming4
life expectancy

钦命 欽命 qin1 ming4
Imperial order or edict (old)

饶命 饒命 rao2 ming4
to spare sb's life

人命 人命 ren2 ming4
human life

人命关天 人命關天 ren2 ming4 guan1 tian1
human life is beyond value (idiom)

认命 認命 ren4 ming4
to accept misfortunes as decreed by fate; to be resigned to sth

任命 任命 ren4 ming4
to appoint and nominate; (job) appointment

三军用命 三軍用命 san1 jun1 yong4 ming4
(of a team) to throw oneself into the battle

丧命 喪命 sang4 ming4
to lose one's life

舍命 捨命 she3 ming4
to risk one's life

申命记 申命記 shen1 ming4 ji4
Book of Deuteronomy; Fifth Book of Moses

生命 生命 sheng1 ming4
life; living; biological

生命不息,战斗不止 生命不息,戰鬥不止 sheng1 ming4 bu4 xi1 - zhan4 dou4 bu4 zhi3
while there is life, the fight continues (idiom); to fight to the last

生命多样性 生命多樣性 sheng1 ming4 duo1 yang4 xing4

生命吠陀 生命吠陀 sheng1 ming4 fei4 tuo2
Ayurveda (ancient Indian system and health care philosophy); also written 阿育吠陀

生命迹象 生命跡象 sheng1 ming4 ji4 xiang4
sign of life

生命科学 生命科學 sheng1 ming4 ke1 xue2
life sciences

生命力 生命力 sheng1 ming4 li4

生命线 生命線 sheng1 ming4 xian4

生命在于运动 生命在於運動 sheng1 ming4 zai4 yu2 yun4 dong4
life is motion (popular saying with many possible interpretations); Physical effort is vital for our bodies to function (Aristotle).; Life derives from physical exercise.

生命征象 生命徵象 sheng1 ming4 zheng1 xiang4
vital signs

生命周期 生命週期 sheng1 ming4 zhou1 qi1
life cycle

生死有命 生死有命 sheng1 si3 you3 ming4
life and death are ruled by fate (idiom)

时乖命蹇 時乖命蹇 shi2 guai1 ming4 jian3
bad times, adverse fate (idiom)

十月革命 十月革命 shi2 yue4 ge2 ming4
October Revolution

使命 使命 shi3 ming4
mission (diplomatic or other); set task

嗜酒如命 嗜酒如命 shi4 jiu3 ru2 ming4
to love wine as one's life (idiom); fond of the bottle

授命 授命 shou4 ming4
to give orders

寿命 壽命 shou4 ming4
life span; life expectancy; lifetime (of a machine)

受命 受命 shou4 ming4
ordained or appointed to a post; to benefit from counsel

寿命不长 壽命不長 shou4 ming4 bu4 chang2
one's days are numbered; not to have long to live (often fig.)

受命于天 受命于天 shou4 ming4 yu2 tian1
to become Emperor by the grace of Heaven; to "receive the Mandate of Heaven" (traditional English translation)

受洗命名 受洗命名 shou4 xi3 ming4 ming2
to be christened

数字命理学 數字命理學 shu4 zi4 ming4 li3 xue2

死命 死命 si3 ming4
doom; death; desperately

死于非命 死於非命 si3 yu2 fei1 ming4
violent death (idiom); to die in a disaster; an unnatural death

姒文命 姒文命 si4 wen2 ming4
Si Wenming, personal name of Yu the Great 大禹

四一二反革命政变 四一二反革命政變 si4 yi1 er4 fan3 ge2 ming4 zheng4 bian4
counterrevolutionary coup of 12th April 1927, Chiang Kai-shek's coup against the communists in Shanghai

送命 送命 song4 ming4
to lose one's life; to get killed

宿命 宿命 su4 ming4
predestination; karma

宿命论 宿命論 su4 ming4 lun4
fatalism; fatalistic

肃清反革命分子 肅清反革命份子 su4 qing1 fan3 ge2 ming4 fen4 zi3
purge of counter-revolutionaries (esp. Stalin's purges of the 1930 and Mao's purges 1955-57); abbr. to 肅反|肃反

算命 算命 suan4 ming4
fortune-telling; to tell fortune

算命家 算命家 suan4 ming4 jia1

算命先生 算命先生 suan4 ming4 xian1 sheng5

算命者 算命者 suan4 ming4 zhe3

随时待命 隨時待命 sui2 shi2 dai4 ming4
on call; always available; ready at all times

索命 索命 suo3 ming4
to demand sb's life

汤武革命 湯武革命 tang1 wu3 ge2 ming4
the Tang and Wu Revolts: the overthrow (c. 1600 BC) of the Xia Dynasty by the first king, Tang 商湯|商汤, of the Shang Dynasty, and the overthrow (c. 1046 BC) of the Shang Dynasty by the Zhou Dynasty founder, King Wu 周武王

逃命 逃命 tao2 ming4
to escape; to flee; to run for one's life

天命 天命 tian1 ming4
Mandate of Heaven; destiny; fate; one's life span

听命 聽命 ting1 ming4
to obey an order; to take orders; to accept a state of affairs

听天安命 聽天安命 ting1 tian1 an1 ming4
to accept one's situation as dictated by heaven (idiom)

听天由命 聽天由命 ting1 tian1 you2 ming4
to submit to the will of heaven; to resign oneself to fate; to trust to luck

图财害命 圖財害命 tu2 cai2 hai4 ming4
see 謀財害命|谋财害命

玩儿命 玩兒命 wan2 er5 ming4
to gamble with life; to take reckless risks

亡命 亡命 wang2 ming4
to flee; to go into exile (from prison)

亡命之徒 亡命之徒 wang2 ming4 zhi1 tu2
runaway (idiom); desperate criminal; fugitive

威尊命贱 威尊命賤 wei1 zun1 ming4 jian4
orders weightier than life

违命 違命 wei2 ming4
disobedient; to violate the Mandate of Heaven (天命)

唯命是从 唯命是從 wei2 ming4 shi4 cong2
to follow obediently

惟命是听 惟命是聽 wei2 ming4 shi4 ting1
see 唯命是從|唯命是从

维他命 維他命 wei2 ta1 ming4
vitamin (loanword)

维它命 維它命 wei2 ta1 ming4
variant of 維他命|维他命

未命名 未命名 wei4 ming4 ming2
untitled; unnamed; no name; nameless; unknown name

文化大革命 文化大革命 wen2 hua4 da4 ge2 ming4
Cultural Revolution (1966-1976)

无生命 無生命 wu2 sheng1 ming4
inert; lifeless

相命者 相命者 xiang1 ming4 zhe3
fortune teller

相依为命 相依為命 xiang1 yi1 wei2 ming4
mutually dependent for life (idiom); to rely upon one another for survival; interdependent

辛亥革命 辛亥革命 xin1 hai4 ge2 ming4
Xinhai Revolution (1911), which ended the Qing Dynasty

新民主主义革命 新民主主義革命 xin1 min2 zhu3 zhu3 yi4 ge2 ming4
New Democracy Revolution

星命家 星命家 xing1 ming4 jia1
astrologer (esp. Daoist)

行政命令 行政命令 xing2 zheng4 ming4 ling4
executive order

性命 性命 xing4 ming4

性命攸关 性命攸關 xing4 ming4 you1 guan1
vitally important; a matter of life and death

性质命题 性質命題 xing4 zhi4 ming4 ti2
categorical proposition (logic)

要命 要命 yao4 ming4
to cause sb's death; very; extremely; frightening; annoying

一命归天 一命歸天 yi1 ming4 gui1 tian1
see 一命嗚呼|一命呜呼

一命归西 一命歸西 yi1 ming4 gui1 xi1
see 一命嗚呼|一命呜呼

一命归阴 一命歸陰 yi1 ming4 gui1 yin1
see 一命嗚呼|一命呜呼

一命呜呼 一命嗚呼 yi1 ming4 wu1 hu1
to die (idiom); to breathe one's last; to give up the ghost

一钱如命 一錢如命 yi1 qian2 ru2 ming4
stingy; penny-pinching

以人名命名 以人名命名 yi3 ren2 ming2 ming4 ming2
to name sth after a person; named after; eponymous

应急待命 應急待命 ying4 ji2 dai4 ming4
emergency standby; to be on standby

用命 用命 yong4 ming4
to follow orders; to abide by; to obey

怨命 怨命 yuan4 ming4
to complain about one's fate; to bemoan one's lot

殒命 殞命 yun3 ming4
to die; to perish

陨命 隕命 yun3 ming4
variant of 殞命|殒命; to die; to perish

运命 運命 yun4 ming4
fate; one's fortune

真命 真命 zhen1 ming4
to receive heaven's command (of Daoist immortals etc); ordained by heaven

直言命题 直言命題 zhi2 yan2 ming4 ti2
categorical proposition (logic)

致命 致命 zhi4 ming4
fatal; mortal; deadly; to sacrifice one's life

致命伤 致命傷 zhi4 ming4 shang1
mortal wound; (fig.) fatal weakness; Achilles' heel

中国国民党革命委员会 中國國民黨革命委員會 zhong1 guo2 guo2 min2 dang3 ge2 ming4 wei3 yuan2 hui4
Revolutionary Committee of the Kuomintang

资产阶级革命 資產階級革命 zi1 chan3 jie1 ji2 ge2 ming4
bourgeois revolution (in Marx-Leninist theory, a prelude to the proletarian revolution)

自命 自命 zi4 ming4
to consider oneself to be (sth positive)

自命不凡 自命不凡 zi4 ming4 bu4 fan2
to think too much of oneself; self-important; arrogant

自命清高 自命清高 zi4 ming4 qing1 gao1
to think of oneself as high and pure (idiom); smug and self-righteous; holier-than-thou

遵命 遵命 zun1 ming4
to follow your orders; to do as you bid

尊命 尊命 zun1 ming4
your order (honorific)