mǐ rice

Note

Grains of rice being separated or a rice plant growing in a paddy field
Number of strokes 6

Radical

Index 119 used in: jīng (refined) ; mí (to bewilder) ; mí (riddle) ; zhān (to glue) ; táng (sugar) ; lóu (multi-story building)

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Different tone

mí (to bewilder) mí (riddle) mì (cover)

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Pronunciation

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

Proverbs

巧妇难为无米之炊 qiǎo fù nán wéi wú mǐ zhī chuī You need to assemble the right materials for a job
生米煮成熟饭 shēng mǐ zhǔ chéng shú fàn What has been done can not be done again. Actions have already been taken that can not be reversed
一只蜂酿不成蜜一颗米熬不成粥 yī zhī fēng niáng bù chéng mì yī kē mǐ áo bù chéng zhōu It needs joint effort to achieve anything worthwhile

Phrases

米饭 mǐ fàn food
Warring States

Warring States

History

The second part of the Zhou dynasty was known for incessant warfare between kingdoms. It was time of great importance to China as the philosophical traditions were developed that went on to dominate the next two thousand years. The first unification of China as a large nation state then followed.
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