wèi not yet; did not; have not

Note

The addition of an extra line to 'tree' suggests the growing tip and by extension something in progress of growing, giving the abstract notion of 'not yet'
Number of strokes 5

Sounds same

wèi (do) wèi (position)

Different tone

wéi (proud) wéi (to preserve)

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Pronunciation

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

Proverbs

迟开的花未必不香 chí kāi de huā wèi bì bú xiāng It's never too late to try something new
空穴来风未必无因 kōng xuè lái féng wèi bì wú yīn There are always clues that something is about to happen
乳臭未干 rǔ chòu wèi gān Infantile and immature
乳臭未干 rǔ chòu wèi gān Young and inexperienced
未雨绸缪 wèi yǔ chóu móu Plan ahead, be prepared
羽毛未丰 yǔ maó wèi fēng Still too young and immature
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