mài sell

Made up of [ shí ten; 10 radical 24, tóu head , hidden; concealed; small radical 5]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Originally the complex form combined 'output' and 'goods' to give concept of 'sell'. In the seal form it has 'cowrie' for money and 'net' to carry the goods away in
Number of strokes 8

Related characters


Using shí : bàn (half) dé (virtue) gǔ (ancient) zài (to carry) shén (what) zhī (to support) dùn (shield) zhí (straight) zǎo (early)
Using tóu : mǎi (buy)
Using : kǒng (great) chī (to eat) xí (to practice) yǐ (to use) 亿 yì (100,000,000) lǐ (ceremony) yì (skill) yì (to recollect) yě (also) mǎi (buy) jiǔ (nine) lìng (to order) hé (why)

Different tone

mǎi (buy)

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Pronunciation

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History

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