nǎi to be; thus; so

Made up of [丿 piě 'slash' radical 4]

Note

Represents a pregnant woman with swollen breasts and abdomen, hence the abstract meaning 'so' to indicate generation of a connected phrase

Related characters


Using 丿 piě : shǎo (less) hū (at) shī (to lose) wù (do not) yì (justice) lè (music) zhī (him) zú (clan) jiǔ (long time) me (what) dì (younger brother) wù (fifth (ordinal))

Sounds same

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stroke order for 乃
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