mài sell

Made up of [ shí ten; 10 radical 24, tóu head , hidden; concealed; small radical 5]
Similar looking characters : mǎi (buy)
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


Also uses shí component: bàn (half) dé (virtue) dùn (shield) gǔ (ancient) huá (splendid) nán (south) pí (hops) shén (what) wǔ (noon) zài (to carry) zǎo (early) zhí (straight) zhī (to support)
Also uses tóu component: mǎi (buy) shí (real)
Also uses component: chī (to eat) hé (why) jiǔ (nine) kǒng (great) lǐ (ceremony) lìng (to order) mǎi (buy) xí (to practice) yě (also) yì (to recollect) yì (skill) 亿 yì (100,000,000) yǐ (to use)

Different tone

mǎi (buy)

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Pronunciation

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Chinese proverb

Proverb

Bú pà màn jiù pà zhàn [bu pa man jiu pa zhan]
not fear slow come-near fear halt
Not fear slowing down; fear coming to a halt
Do not be afraid of slowing down as long as you keep going
A rolling stone gathers no moss
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