nǎi milk

Made up of [ female; woman radical 38, nǎi to be; thus; so ]

Note

A picture combining woman and swollen breasts and abdomen (also phonetic) to give idea of mother's breast milk

Related characters


Using : hǎo (good) ān (peace) nǚ (woman) tā (she) jiě (elder sister) fù (woman) mèi (younger sister) rú (as) shǐ (to begin) mā (mother) ǎi (low) yào (want) gū (paternal aunt) xìng (surname) lóu (multi-story building)

Sounds same

nǎi (to be)

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Pronunciation

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wéi to preserve; to maintain; to hold together

Made up of [ sī silk radical 120, zhuī short-tailed bird; dove radical 172]

Origin

Composed of 'silk' and 'bird' suggesting a silken thread tied to a bird's leg to 'preserve' or 'maintain' it securely
Full information for
Chinese proverb

Proverb

Bèn niǎo xiān fēi zǎo rù lín [ben niao xian fei zao ru lin]
stupid bird first fly early enter forest
A clumsy bird that flies first will get to the forest earlier
It is important to be early to achieve success
The tortoise beats the hare. The early bird catches the worm
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