谜 mí riddle
Made up of [讠 yán
radical 149, 辶 chuò
radical 162, 米 mǐ
Alternative traditional form
of character: 謎
NoteAdding the 'words' radical to 'mi' (getting lost) neatly gives the idea of a word puzzle
Number of strokes 11
Using 讠 yán
: 话 huà (speech) 语 yǔ (language) 诞 dàn (birth) 说 shuō (to speak) 谁 shéi (who) 谢 xiè (thanks) 请 qǐng (please) 记 jì (to record) 诉 sù (to complain) 访 fǎng (to visit)
Using 辶 chuò
: 远 yuǎn (far) 进 jìn (to advance) 运 yùn (to move) 迷 mí (to bewilder) 这 zhè (this) 道 dào (road) 还 hái (still)
Using 米 mǐ
: 精 jīng (refined) 迷 mí (to bewilder) 粘 zhān (to glue) 糖 táng (sugar) 楼 lóu (multi-story building)
Sounds same迷 mí (to bewilder)
Different tone米 mǐ (rice)
冖 mì (cover)
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