妹 mèi younger sister
Made up of [女 nǚ
radical 38, 未 wèi
not yet; did not; have not
NoteCombines 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
Using 女 nǚ
: 好 hǎo (good) 安 ān (peace) 女 nǚ (woman) 她 tā (she) 姐 jiě (elder sister) 妇 fù (woman) 如 rú (as) 始 shǐ (to begin) 妈 mā (mother) 奶 nǎi (milk) 矮 ǎi (low) 要 yào (want) 姑 gū (paternal aunt) 姓 xìng (surname) 楼 lóu (multi-story building)
Different tone没 méi (have not)
美 měi (beautiful)
Along with porcelain and tea, silk
is one of China's important innovations. Just like other great inventions the secret was closely guarded for centuries. Fabulous fine cloth was an important export as far back as the early Roman Empire.
The four great Chinese inventions are considered to be: paper; printing
. Other key inventions include the abacus, iron casting, pasta, silk etc.. However the production of paper
and then printing must be considered the most important of these.
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