nǎi to be; thus; so

Made up of [丿 piě 'slash' radical 4]
Used as component in : nǎi

Note

Represents a pregnant woman with swollen breasts and abdomen, hence the abstract meaning 'so' to indicate generation of a connected phrase
Number of strokes: 2

Related characters


Also uses 丿 piě component: bì (certainly) dì (younger brother) hū (at) jiǔ (nine) jiǔ (long time) lè (music) me (what) nián (year) shǎo (less) shēng (produce) shī (to lose) wù (fifth (ordinal)) wù (do not) wǔ (noon) yì (justice) zhī (him) zú (clan)

Sounds same

nǎi (milk)

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Pronunciation

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