妈 mā mother
Made up of [女 nǚ
radical 38, 马 mǎ
Alternative traditional form
of character: 媽
NoteThe horse provides the phonetic 'ma' combined with 'female' to give 'mother'
Using 女 nǚ
: 好 hǎo (good) 安 ān (peace) 女 nǚ (woman) 她 tā (she) 姐 jiě (elder sister) 妇 fù (woman) 妹 mèi (younger sister) 如 rú (as) 始 shǐ (to begin) 奶 nǎi (milk) 矮 ǎi (low) 要 yào (want) 姑 gū (paternal aunt) 姓 xìng (surname) 楼 lóu (multi-story building)
Using 马 mǎ
: 吗 mǎ (?) 驻 zhù (to halt)
Different tone马 mǎ (horse)
吗 mǎ (?)
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