mǎ horse


Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Simplified picture of a rearing horse with the legs now represented by a single line
Number of strokes: 3

Radical

Index 187 used in: used in: mǎ (?) ; mā (mother) ; zhù (to halt)

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Sounds same

mǎ (?)

Different tone

mā (mother)

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Pronunciation

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

Cities

马鞍山 Ma'anshan, Anhui

People

司马迁 Sima Qian

Proverbs

单枪匹马 dān qiāng pǐ mǎ Taking on a difficult task on your own
害群之马 hài qún zhī mǎ The bad person of the family
好马不吃回头草 hǎo mǎ bù chī huí tóu cǎo Pride may forbid a person going back to his home town after failure. Do not dwell on past actions, progress forward
驴唇不对马嘴 lǖ chún bù duì mǎ zuǐ Something that is out of place and inappropriate
马到成功 mǎ daò chéng gōng Gain immediate victory
马马虎虎 mǎ mǎ hǔ hǔ So so; average; careless

Also

mǎ horse
Chinese characters

Chinese characters

Language

In this section we introduce a few common Chinese characters, explaining their origin. The long history of the written language is described and the way that all the many characters are characterized is set out.
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