mù eye

Note

Representation of an eye on its side
Number of strokes 5

Radical

Index 109 used in: kàn (look) ; dé (virtue) ; xiāng (each other) ; pàn (to hope for) ; jīng (eye) ; dùn (shield) ; zhí (straight) ; mào (to emit)

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Sounds same

mù (wood)

Different tone

mǔ (mother) mǔ (area)

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Pronunciation

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

Proverbs

耳目一新 ěr mù yī xīn A change of place, everything fresh and new
目瞪口呆 mù dèng kǒu dāi Dumb struck
鼠目寸光 shǔ mù cùn guāng Looking ahead for only a short time. Only planning for the immediate future.
有目共睹 yǒu mù gòng dǔ Obvious to everybody

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