niǎo bird


Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Simplified picture of a bird
Number of strokes 5

Radical

Index 196 used in: dǎo (island) ; jī (fowl) ; wū (crow)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 鸟
Stroke order for character 鸟, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Proverbs

笨鸟先飞早入林 bèn niǎo xiān fēi zǎo rù lín It is important to be early to achieve success

Also

niǎo bird
莺鸟 yīng niǎo oriole
鹏鸟 péng niǎo Peng Niao

céng once; already; former

Made up of [ rì sun; day radical 72]

Origin

A picture of pot for steaming food - a sound loan character
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