The Japanese Page Word of The Day - Order, Command, Decree

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Word of the Day: September 17, 2018

命令

noun | めいれい


MEANING: order; command; decree (meirei)

EXAMPLE SENTENCE:

彼は上官の命令にそむいたので、罰せられた。

かれは、じょうかんのめいれいにそむいたので、ばっせられた。
He disobeyed his superior officer and was punished.

NOTES:
命 【メイ ミョウ いのち】 fate; command; 令 【レイ】 orders; ancient laws

VOCABULARY:
彼 【かれ】 he
上官 【じょうかん】 superior officer
命令 【めいれい】 command
そむいた disobeyed
ので therefore
罰せられた 【ばっせられた】 was punished

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