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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Chairman Liu

Many people may forget that Chairman Mao did not lead China from 1949 until his death in 1976. In fact Mao gave up the leadership of China to his then trusted Vice Chairman Liu Shaoqi 1959-68. It was when Mao saw Liu and Deng moving China towards a market ecomony that Mao steped in and imposed hard-line Communism. Liu Shaoqi died in miserable circumstances under house arrest.
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