miǎn to escape; to exempt; to remove or dismiss from office

Made up of [ cover; crown radical 14, ér legs radical 10]


Originally a picture of a woman giving birth - hence 'escape', 'exit'
Number of strokes 7

Related characters

Using : xiě (write) láo (to toil) ài (love)
Using ér : xiān (first) ér (child) yuán (primary) guāng (light) kè (to be able to) tù (rabbit) jiàn (see) xiōng (elder brother) zhēn (really)

Different tone

mián (roof)

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