mián roof


Number of strokes 3

Radical

Index 40 used in: ān (peace) ; tā (it) ; bǎo (jewel) ; fù (rich) ; hán (cold) ; shí (real) ; zāi (disaster) ; zì (letter) ; gōng (palace) ; song (Song) ; yuàn (courtyard) ; yí (proper) ; kè (customer) ; xué (cave) ; róng (to hold) ; jiā (house) ; guān (official) ; dìng (to set)

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Different tone

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

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