máo hair; fur; coin denomination


Number of strokes 4

Radical

Index 82 used in: bǐ (pen)

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Different tone

māo (cat) mào (to emit) mào (hat)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 毛
Stroke order for character 毛, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

People

毛泽东 Mao Zedong

Proverbs

凤毛麟角 fèng máo lín jiǎo Seeking the unobtainable
九牛一毛 jiǔ niú yī maó An insignificant amount. A trivial matter.
毛骨悚然 maó gǔ sǒng rán Petrified with fright
皮之不存毛将焉附 pí zhī bù cún maó jiāng yān fù Everything needs its proper environment for nurture
羊毛出在羊身上 yáng maó chū zài yáng shēn shàng Unrealistic expectations. You get what you pay for
羽毛未丰 yǔ maó wèi fēng Still too young and immature

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