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

yǔ language; words

Made up of [ yán words radical 149, wǔ five; 5, kǒu mouth radical 30]

Origin

Combination of 'speech'; 'five' and 'mouth' to give the concept of speech aming many people
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