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 Mothers will always worry about their children
失败是成功之母 shī bài shì chéng gōng zhī mǔ Learning from mistakes

Mandarin Chinese: The Rough Guide Phrasebook

book cover A well organised and useful phrasebook. Very useful for a business traveler or tourist. It has a dictionary of words and phrases with Chinese mandarin and characters as well as a shorter pinyin to English guide. This is followed by dialogue suggestions for common encounters: shopping, traveling and dining.
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How to write Chinese characters

How to write Chinese characters

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Many Chinese spend a great deal of time studying calligraphy. To be able to write (or more accurately draw) Chinese characters requires lots of practise as well as knowing both the brush strokes and the order in which to make them.
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