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

Imperial Purple

In the West the Imperial palace is known as just the Forbidden City. In China the full name is 紫禁城 Zijin Cheng - Purple Forbidden City. Just as in Rome, purple was the color associated with the emperor. In Chinese astronomy the region close to the Pole star is the home of the Celestial Emperor and is called the Purple Forbidden Region. The earthly Emperor is the conduit to the heavens and so lives in the Purple Forbidden City.
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