jiě elder sister

Made up of [ female; woman radical 38, qiě and; moreover; yet ]


The female radical suggests category, the 'qie' (and) right part gives rough phonetic
Number of strokes 8

Related characters

Using : hǎo (good) ān (peace) nǚ (woman) tā (she) fù (woman) mèi (younger sister) rú (as) shǐ (to begin) mā (mother) nǎi (milk) ǎi (low) yào (want) gū (paternal aunt) xìng (surname) lóu (multi-story building)
Using qiě : zǔ (grandfather) zū (to hire) zǔ (to form) zǔ (to hinder) yí (proper)

Different tone

jiē (street) jié (joint) jié jié (seal (of document)) jié (knot)

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stroke order for 姐
Stroke order for character 姐, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license


小姐 xiǎo jiě Miss

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