mǎn to fill; full; Manchu people

Made up of [ shuǐ water radical 85, cǎo grass; herb radical 140, liǎng pair; two ]
Number of strokes: 13

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Also uses shuǐ component: fǎ (law) gǎng (harbor) hǎi (sea) hàn (chinese) hàn (perspiration) hé (river) hóng (flood) hú (lake) jiāng (river) jīn (ferry crossing) jiǔ (wine) méi (have not) pào (bubble) qì (steam) qiǎn (shallow) qīng (clear) xǐ (to wash) yǎn (to develop) yú (fishing) zé (pool) zhì (to rule) zhōu (region)
Also uses cǎo component: cài (vegetable) cǎo (grass) chá (tea) dǒng (to understand) huā (flower) jié (joint) kǔ (bitter) lán (blue) láo (to toil) māo (cat) měng (Mongol) mò (do not) píng (apple) pú (grape) qián (front) sū (revive) táo (grapes) yào (medicine) yì (skill) yīng (flower) zàng (treasury) zhēng (to steam)
Also uses liǎng component: 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
Traditional medicine in China

Traditional medicine in China

Culture

Thousands of years of seeking cures to illness in China has led to a wide range of traditional medicines and procedures being discovered. Nowadays traditional medicine is used for minor ailments and when western medicine fails.

Emperor at age of 3

The Last Emperor of China, Puyi was born in 1906 and came to the throne in 1908. It is believed his father was murdered by his aunt the Dowager Empress Cixi; she then quickly anointed Puyi as the new Emperor. A day later and Cixi herself was dead. Puyi was forced to step down when the Republic was declared in 1912, he lived in luxury at the Forbidden City until 1924 he then was installed as the puppet Emperor of Manchuria by the Japanese. Surviving the war he was rehabilitated in a Communist prison camp before release as a lowly gardener and archivist up to his death in 1967. An incredible life story.
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