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 undone
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
Chinese Chess

Chinese Chess

Culture

Like most other things the Chinese invented their own version of the chess board game. There are strong reasons to suppose that the Chinese game Xiangqi or 'elephant game' is closer to the original form. The absence of a 'queen' piece and the strange rules for 'cannons' make this just as challenging a game as the version played in the West.
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