Today’s word of the day is 名 (míng) which means name or reputation. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 名 (míng).
名片 (míng piàn) Business card
The first word is 名片 (míng piàn) which is a noun that means business card. Let’s look at each character of this word, 名 means name, and 片 (piàn) means card. A way of using it in a sentence is 这是我的名片。(Zhè shì wǒ de míngpiàn.) This is my business card.
名牌 (míng pái) Famous brand
Another word we can create with 名 (míng) is 名牌 (míng pái). This means famous brand. 牌literally means plaque. Some people always buy designer clothes but a question can be 买名牌衣服真的有那么必要吗？ (Mǎi míngpái yīfu zhēn de yǒu nàme bìyào ma?) Is it necessary to buy designer clothes?
名人 (míng rén) Celebrity
Finally, we can create the word 名人 (míng rén) which means celebrity. 人 means person. A way of using it in a sentence is 很多名人来这里。(Hěnduō míngrén lái zhèlǐ.) A lot of famous people come here. This might be something you say if you take your partner to a very expensive restaurant which celebrities frequent.