xué cave; cavity; hole

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


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


Index 116 used in: xué (narrow)

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Sounds same

xué (study) xué (narrow)

Different tone

xuě (snow)

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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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