lán blue

Made up of [ cǎo grass; herb radical 140, mǐn dish; vessel; shallow container radical 108]
Alternative traditional form of character:
Made with 13 strokes.
Contains elements for 'grass' and 'basket' but the lower part is a rough phonetic 'jian'

Related characters

Also uses cǎo component: cài (vegetable) cǎo (grass) chá (tea) dǒng (to understand) huā (flower) jié (joint) (bitter) láo (to toil) mǎn (to fill) māo (cat) měng (Mongol) (do not) píng (apple) (grape) qián (front) ruò (to seem) (revive) táo (grapes) yào (medicine) (skill) yīng (flower) zàng (treasury) zhēng (to steam)
Also uses mǐn component: mèng (first month of a season) pén (basin)

Sounds same

lán (orchid)

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青出于蓝而胜于蓝 qīng chū yú lán ér shèng yú lán Wise schooling has produced excellence beyond the teacher. The follower has surpassed the master.


lán blue