māo cat

Made up of [ quǎn dog radical 94, cǎo grass; herb radical 140, tián field radical 102]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

The original cat radical has been changed to a general animal (as dog), the cat catches mice that eat grain in the field which explains the grass and field symbols

Related characters


Using quǎn : shī (lion) gǒu (dog) zhū (hog)
Using cǎo : huā (flower) chá (tea) yīng (flower) cài (vegetable) cǎo (grass) láo (to toil) mǎn (to fill) qián (front) yì (skill) kǔ (bitter) dǒng (to understand)
Using tián : nán (male) léi (thunder) lǐ (inside) mǔ (area) fú (good fortune) fù (rich) jiǎ (first in list) shēn (to extend) lèi (tired) huà (to draw) sī (to think) dài (to respect)

Different tone

máo (hair) mào (to emit) mào (hat)

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Pronunciation

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