yáng sheep; goat

Note

Can be thought of as a goat seen from above with horns, shoulders, body, back legs and tail
Number of strokes 6

Radical

Index 123 used in: qún (group) ; xiān (fresh) ; měi (beautiful)

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Sounds same

yáng (yang)

Different tone

yāng (center)

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Pronunciation

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

Proverbs

亡羊补牢 wáng yáng bǔ láo Can mean taking action too late or to protect against a future repeat of misfortune
羊毛出在羊身上 yáng maó chū zài yáng shēn shàng Unrealistic expectations. You get what you pay for

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