Friday, January 31, 2014

0119 - 命[명] - 목숨, 생명, 수명 - life; destiny, fate, luck; an order, instruction

The Story [이야기] :

  • This is a pictophonetic character.  "Mouth" 口 suggests the meaning, while 令[영 → 명] suggests the sound.  The character 令 shows the three(3) ministers 亼 of the state coming together and gather sufficient evidence/reason 卩 to make a certain commandment.  Afterwards, upon careful analysis of the proposal, the king executes the command (口 + 令), which in turn determines the fate and destiny of his subordinates. 

Stroke Order [획순] :

New Vocabulary [새로운 단어] :

명명 [] - christening; naming
명명하다 [하다] - give a name to; christen; name; call; designate
명중 [] - a hit
명중하다 [하다] - hit (the mark); strike; come true
생명 [] - life; the soul
왕명 [] - the king's order; a royal order [command]
인명 [] - human life; a life
명일 [] - the anniversary [date] of (a person's) death


Example Sentences [예문] :

우리는 담배로 인해   의 을 잃는다.
We lose millions of lives around the world each year from cigarettes.

의 현재 들을 G20 대로 한 이명박 통령은 지식 기반 분야에서 신의 창업을 시작하려 하는 의 젊은이들을 위해 최근 지속적이고 강한 제도적 지원을 하겠다고 맹세했다.
President Lee Myung-bak, who branded the nation's contemporary youth as the G20 Generation, has recently vowed to provide strong and continuous institutional support for younger people in the nation seeking to launch their own startups in the knowledge-based sector.

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