Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
天命
Kana Reading
てんめい
Romaji
tenmei
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
    Meaning
    God's will; heaven's decree; fate; karma; destiny
    Example sentence
    人事尽くして天命待つ Man proposes, God disposes.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    one's life; one's lifespan

Examples of 天命, てんめい in a sentence


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Kanji in this word

JLPT 5

4 strokes

heavens, sky, imperial

On'Yomi: テン

Kun'Yomi: あまつ, あめ, あま-

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JLPT 3

8 strokes

fate, command, decree, destiny, life, appoint

On'Yomi: メイ, ミョウ

Kun'Yomi: いのち

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