mǎn to fill; full; Manchu people

Made up of [ shuǐ water radical 85, cǎo grass; herb radical 140, liǎng pair; two ]

Related characters


Using shuǐ : jiǔ (wine) hǎi (sea) fǎ (law) zé (pool) zhì (to rule) qiǎn (shallow) hàn (perspiration) méi (have not) qīng (clear) pào (bubble) hóng (flood) gǎng (harbor) qì (steam)
Using cǎo : huā (flower) chá (tea) yīng (flower) cài (vegetable) māo (cat) cǎo (grass) láo (to toil) qián (front) yì (skill) kǔ (bitter) dǒng (to understand)
Using liǎng : bǐng (both) liàng (collective word for vehicles)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

恶贯满盈 è guàn mǎn yíng Evil is all around
山雨欲来风满楼 shān yǚ yù lái fēng mǎn lóu A premonition of something significant about to happen
水满则溢 shuǐ mǎn zé yì At the point of a crisis. Things are about to turn around
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