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

Chinese chess

The Chinese game of chess is rather different to the version used in the West. The Chinese version is generally considered older and because of the lack of a 'queen' (a relatively recent addition) and the strange rules for the 'cannon' make it just as challenging a game.
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