mǎi buy

Made up of [ hidden; concealed; small radical 5, tóu head ]
Alternative traditional form of character:


The traditional form is considerably different - showing money under a net
Number of strokes 6

Related characters

Using : kǒng (great) chī (to eat) xí (to practice) yǐ (to use) 亿 yì (100,000,000) lǐ (ceremony) mài (sell) yì (skill) yì (to recollect) yě (also) jiǔ (nine) lìng (to order) hé (why)
Using tóu : mài (sell)

Different tone

mài (sell)

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千金买笑 qiān jīn mǎi xiào A target that is very hard to attain. Spending lavishly to attract a young woman
一寸光阴一寸金,寸金难买寸光阴 yī cùn guāng yīn yī cùn jīn, cùn jīn nán mǎi cùn guāng yīn Money spent can be earned again, but time lost is lost for good


买了 mǎi le bought
你好我要买一张票 nǐ hǎowǒ yào mǎi yī zhāng piào Hello, I want to buy a ticket
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