mèi younger sister

Made up of [ female; woman radical 38, wèi not yet; did not; have not ]

Note

Combines the female radical with a component meaning 'not yet' and so still a girl or younger sister - also serves as rough phonetic
Number of strokes 8

Related characters


Using : hǎo (good) ān (peace) nǚ (woman) tā (she) jiě (elder sister) fù (woman) rú (as) shǐ (to begin) mā (mother) nǎi (milk) ǎi (low) yào (want) gū (paternal aunt) xìng (surname) lóu (multi-story building)

Different tone

méi (have not) měi (beautiful)

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qīng clear; distinct

Made up of [ shuǐ water radical 85, qīng green; blue radical 174]

Origin

The water radical gives idea of transparent while 'qing - green' gives the phonetic
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