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
Dragons, master of rain and water

Dragons, master of rain and water

Culture

The Chinese dragon is no fire-breathing monster, in China they are regarded as powerful but benevolent. As dragons are masters of rain, water and sea they need to be brought on your side if you want a good harvest, and so they need suitable offerings. The Dragon boat festival held near midsummer is when everyone used to seek to placate the dragon kings.

Chinese Cuisine

A fine Chinese meal is a carefully balanced mixtures of flavors, textures, colors and food types. Although Western fast food has made major inroads in the cities there is still a great appreciation as food as one of the finer pleasures in life. Etiquette at formal banquets is important for visitors to understand before visiting China. Each region in China has its own variations with regional specialities, the cuisine in Guangdong is very different from that of Gansu.
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