nǎi milk; paternal grandmother

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. A mother's mother is given a different character ('waipo').
Number of strokes: 5

Related characters


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

Sounds same

nǎi (to be)

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Pronunciation

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