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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Tue 22nd Nov 2016

No smoking in China

One of the disappointing facts about China has been the apparent race to be the number one country for cigarette smoking. The current statistic is that the each adult in China smokes an average of 6 cigarettes a day putting the country as number 9 - below Russia on a per capita basis but due to China's population that puts the country on top of the table for total tobacco consumption. That for the year 2009 amounts to 2,640,000,000,000 cigarettes (yes 2.64 trillion!). About 60% of men smoke but only 4% of women in China.

Government efforts to curb smoking have not been entirely successful. Restaurants and other enclosed places had a ban some years ago. Now (November 2016) the government is enacting legislation to ban smoking in most public places. A fine of 500 yuan can be imposed for smoking in public parks, near children and near historic monuments.

It is likely that the new law will be widely flouted until the ban is combined with public health campaign to convince the 300 million smokers to give up. Personally speaking I have become so sensitive to smoke that I find it unpleasant when wafted on the breeze from a hundred yards away, so traveling in China can be rather tricky.

smoking, cigarettes

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Chinese proverb

Proverb

脚印
gè jiǎo yìnr [yi bu yi ge jiao yinr]
one stride one footprint
Every step leaves a footprint
Work steadily one step at a time in order to make solid progress
Rome was not built in a day
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