ǎi low

Made up of [ shǐ arrow; to vow radical 111, grain radical 115, female; woman radical 38]


One way to remember this is that it has three relatively short constituents: arrow; grain and women compared to spears; trees and men
Number of strokes 13

Related characters

Using shǐ : zhī (to know) zú (clan) hòu (wait)
Using : qiú (autumn) hé (together) xiāng (fragrant) jì (season) lì (sharp) 稿 gǎo (manuscript) zū (to hire) shuì (taxes)
Using : hǎo (good) ān (peace) nǚ (woman) tā (she) jiě (elder sister) fù (woman) mèi (younger sister) rú (as) shǐ (to begin) mā (mother) nǎi (milk) yào (want) gū (paternal aunt) xìng (surname) lóu (multi-story building)

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ài (love)

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māo cat

Made up of [ quǎn dog radical 94, cǎo grass; herb radical 140, tián field radical 102]


The original cat radical has been changed to a general animal (as dog), the cat catches mice that eat grain in the field which explains the grass and field symbols
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