niú ox; cow; bull


Pictogram of an ox, originally with two horns now with only the left hand one
Number of strokes 4


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stroke order for 牛
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对牛弹琴 duì niú tán qín To address an inappropriate and unappreciative audience
九牛二虎之力 jiǔ niú èr hǔ zhī lì Tremendously strong
九牛一毛 jiǔ niú yī maó An insignificant amount. A trivial matter.
牛鼎烹鸡 niú dǐng pēng jī Inappropriate scale for action. A minor event does not require such large preparation


niú ox
犀牛 xī niú rhinoceros
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