xiōng elder brother

Made up of [ kǒu mouth radical 30, ér legs radical 10]

Note

A mouth on legs is one way to remember this character
Number of strokes 5

Related characters


Using kǒu : yòu (right) hé (together) wèn (ask) jiào (called) yǔ (language) shǐ (history) zhī (one) chī (to eat) fú (good fortune) fù (rich) gǔ (ancient) hēng (prosperous) huò (maybe) jiù (fault) jūn (monarch) kě (can) mìng (life) rú (as) shàng (still) shì (matter) suī (although) tái (typhoon) xǐ (to be fond of) zhī (to know) zhōu (surname Zhou) zú (foot) hào (name) gōng (palace) jù (sentence) mǎ (?) yuē (to speak) gǒu (dog) hé (to close) jí (lucky) lìng (other) bā (supposition or suggestion) hāi (sound of sighing) míng (name) gào (to tell) zhān (to observe) hòu (behind) táng (Tang) gè (each) chàng (to sing) tīng (to listen) hē (drink) yǎo (to bite) ne (and you?) chuán (boat) huí (to circle)
Using ér : xiān (first) ér (child) yuán (primary) guāng (light) kè (to be able to) tù (rabbit) jiàn (see) zhēn (really) miǎn (to escape)

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Pronunciation

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Scarce food

It has only been in recent years that China has been wealthy enough to import food. China has 20% of the world's people but only 7% of the world's arable land to generate food. This has led to farming on poor and very steep terrain over many centuries. It also explains the very wide range of food that is eaten, nothing could be wasted.
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