mǔ mother

Note

Picture of a body bearing two breasts
Number of strokes 5

Sounds same

mǔ (area)

Different tone

mù (wood) mù (eye)

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Pronunciation

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

Proverbs

儿行千里母担忧 ér xíng qiān lǐ mǔ dān yōu When children travel far from home, mothers never stop worrying.
失败是成功之母 shī bài shì chéng gōng zhī mǔ Learning from mistakes

Writing characters

The art of calligraphy is still widely appreciated in China. Fine historic pieces by the great masters continue to achieve high prices at auction. To appreciate Chinese writing it is important to know how the characters are made with the brush. Our page on brush strokes lets you learn how to write in Chinese calligraphy.
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History

The second part of the Zhou dynasty was known for incessant warfare between kingdoms. It was time of great importance to China as the philosophical traditions were developed that went on to dominate the next two thousand years. The first unification of China as a large nation state then followed.
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