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

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