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READING  レイ
MEANING  orders
JLPT level N2 (full info & stroke order)
 
Words/compounds
めいれい
order, command, decree, directive, (software) instruction, statement
じれい
notice of personnel change; wording, choice of language
しれい
orders, instructions, directive, command
しれい
command, control, commander
しゃこうじれい
polite or diplomatic way of putting things, honeyed words, lip service
 
Example sentences
命令
司令官は部下に向かって直ちに発砲するよう命令を発した。
The commander gave orders that his men fire at once.
 
隊長は部下に撃てと命令した。
The captain ordered his men to fire.
 
隊長は部下に直ちに集合するように命令した。
The captain ordered his men to gather at once.
辞令
それは外交辞令だ。
Those words are mere diplomatic niceties.
指令
消防隊は指令を受けてから5分以内で現場に来ていた。
The fire brigade was on the scene within five minutes of receiving the call.
 
戦勝国は敗戦国に講和条件を指令した。
The victorious country dictated the terms of peace to the defeated country.
司令
軍隊はグラント総司令官のもとで南部軍と戦った。
The troops fought with Grant against the Confederates.
 
将軍は彼に司令部へ出頭しろと命じた。
The general commanded him to report to headquarters.
社交辞令
今私は母親が人前で社交辞令をつかっていたにすぎないと理解しました。
Now I understand that my mother was only trying to be polite in public.
 
Lookalikes
 
レイ 
zero
 
レイ 
age
 
レイ、つめ-たい、ひ-える、ひ-や、ひ-やす、ひ-やかす、さ-める、さ-ます 
cool
 
リョウ 
territory
 
レイ、リン、すず 
small bell