xuě snow

Made up of [ rain radical 173]

Note

Includes both 'rain' and 'broom' so it is rain that can be brushed away: snow

Related characters


Using : léi (thunder) líng (zero)

Different tone

xué (study) xué (cave) xué (narrow)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

冰天雪地 bīng tiān xuě dì Encountering adverse conditions
雪里送炭 xuě lǐ sòng tàn To offer assistance when it is needed
雪上加霜 xuě shàng jiā shuāng To add to misfortunes unnecessarily
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