mǐn dish; vessel; shallow container

Note

Picture of a bowl
Number of strokes 5

Radical

Index 108 used in: pén (basin)

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Different tone

mín (people)

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stroke order for 皿
Stroke order for character 皿, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license
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