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)
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