wǎn evening

Made up of [ sun; day radical 72, miǎn to escape; to exempt; to remove or dismiss from office ]

Note

The sun gives idea of setting sun in evening, 'mian' was originally the phonetic
Number of strokes 11

Related characters


Using : míng (bright) shì (is) xiāng (fragrant) chūn (spring) chāng (prosperous) mò (do not) shǔ (heat) zhě (in process of) zhuō (table) qíng (clear sky) jiàn (gap) bái (bright) jǐng (bright) céng (once) yīn (sound) jiù (old) zuì (most) yì (easy) zuó (previous) dàn (dawn) zǎo (early) shí (time)

Different tone

wān (bowl) wán (toy) wàn (ten thousand)

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Pronunciation

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Phrases

晚上 wǎn shàng evening
Tue 10th Apr

World's longest sea bridge in peril?

Concerns have been expressed about the stability of the sea bridge from Macau to Hong Kong that is planned to open (belatedly) later this year. An artificial island has been created where the traffic will go under the busy Pearl River shipping lanes in a tunnel. Summer storms have ripped up some of the island's outer defenses. Experts say the damage is superficial and the integrity of the island is not under threat.

When opened it will be the longest sea bridge in the world, dramatically cutting the time to travel from either side of the immensely busy Pearl River estuary.

/> (Photograph: Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Authority)
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