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

Also

máo hair
Mon 14th May

Ten years on from the Sichuan earthquake

The devastating earthquake of May 12th 2008 was China's worst natural disaster in recent years. Nearly 90,000 people were killed - a huge number compared to many more high profile disasters (30 times the loss in the 9/11 attacks). It occurred in a rural area north-west of Sichuan's provincial capital Chengdu in the afternoon. Among the dead were up to 5,000 students. Many blamed the poor quality of the buildings which had been hastily constructed. Criticism of the government's role was suppressed and some feel that they never received adequate explanations.

China is very prone to earthquakes and holds the dubious honor of the most loss of life anywhere in the world. In 1976 the Tangshan earthquake, Hebei cost 650,000 people's lives but the worst still was 830,000 lives lost in 1556. The country is geologically diverse, made up of a mosaic of small tectonic plates that occasionally slip and slide against each other.


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