méi have not

Made up of [ shuǐ water radical 85, shū spear; club radical 79]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Related characters


Using shuǐ : jiǔ (wine) hǎi (sea) fǎ (law) mǎn (to fill) zé (pool) zhì (to rule) qiǎn (shallow) hàn (perspiration) qīng (clear) pào (bubble) hóng (flood) gǎng (harbor) qì (steam)

Different tone

měi (beautiful) mèi (younger sister)

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Pronunciation

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

Proverbs

八字没一撇 bā zì méi yì piě
留得青山在,不怕没柴烧 liú dé qīng shān zài, bù pà méi chái shāo Do not despair, there is plenty of time and opportunity
没做亏心事,不怕鬼叫门 méi zuò kuī xīn shì, bù pà guǐ jiào mén If you have done nothing wrong, there is no worry over retribution
天下没有不散的宴席 tiān xià méi yǒu bù sàn de yàn xí Good fortune can not last for ever
一个和尚挑水喝,两个和尚抬水喝,三个和尚没水喝 yī gè hé shang tiāo shuǐ hē, liǎng gè hé shang tái shuǐ hē, sān ge hé shang méi shuǐ hē Sometimes work is best done alone, a group may just spend the time discussing without doing anything

Phrases

没有 méi yǒu have not
没关系 méi guān xì no problem

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