xué cave; cavity; hole

Made up of [ mián roof radical 40, eight; 8 radical 12]

Note

The element '8' means divide so it suggests division of rocks under a roof - a cave
Number of strokes: 5

Radical

Index 116 used in: used in: xué (narrow)

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Related characters


Also uses mián component: ān (peace) bǎo (jewel) dìng (to set) fù (rich) gōng (palace) guān (official) hán (cold) jiā (house) kè (customer) nìng (better) róng (to hold) shì (room) shí (real) song (Song) tā (it) yí (proper) yuàn (courtyard) zāi (disaster) zì (letter)
Also uses component: dài (to respect) fēn (divide) gòng (common) gōng (public) guān (shut) huáng (yellow) líng (mound) liù (six) qí (his) shāng (commerce) sì (four) xīng (prosper)

Sounds same

xué (study) xué (narrow)

Different tone

xuě (snow)

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Proverbs

不入虎穴焉得虎子 bù rù hǔ xué yān dé hǔ zǐ Great rewards require a great risk
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
千里之堤,溃于蚁穴 qiān lǐ zhī dī, kuì yú yǐ xué Take full attention to detail to avoid catastrophe

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