miàn face; side; surface

Made up of [ wéi proud; enclosure; upright radical 31, eye radical 109]


Suggests a picture of a mask covering the face with one eye in the middle
Number of strokes: 9

Related characters

Also uses wéi component: gù (hard) guó (country) huí (to circle) sì (four) yuán (park) zhōng (centre)
Also uses component: dé (virtue) dùn (shield) jīng (eye) kàn (look) mào (to emit) pàn (to hope for) suàn (calculate) xiāng (each other) zhí (straight) zì (from)

Different tone

mián (roof) miǎn (to escape)

< Previous miǎn Next miè >


四面楚歌 sì miàn chǔ gē Ambushed from all sides. Under sustained attack
网开一面 wǎng kāi yī miàn To give someone a chance of escape

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