mí riddle

Made up of [ yán words radical 149, chuò walking radical 162, rice radical 119]
Alternative traditional form of character:


Adding the 'words' radical to 'mi' (getting lost) neatly gives the idea of a word puzzle
Number of strokes 11

Related characters

Using yán : huà (speech) yǔ (language) dàn (birth) shuō (to speak) shéi (who) xiè (thanks) qǐng (please) jì (to record) sù (to complain) 访 fǎng (to visit)
Using chuò : yuǎn (far) jìn (to advance) yùn (to move) mí (to bewilder) zhè (this) dào (road) hái (still)
Using : jīng (refined) mí (to bewilder) zhān (to glue) táng (sugar) lóu (multi-story building)

Sounds same

mí (to bewilder)

Different tone

mǐ (rice) mì (cover)

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