mǎi buy

Made up of [ hidden; concealed; small radical 5, tóu head ]
Similar looking characters : mài (sell)
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

The traditional form is considerably different - showing money under a net
Number of strokes: 6

Related characters


Also uses component: chī (to eat) hé (why) jiǔ (nine) kǒng (great) lǐ (ceremony) lìng (to order) luàn (in confusion or disorder) mài (sell) xí (to practice) yě (also) 亿 yì (100,000,000) yì (skill) yì (to recollect) yǐ (to use)
Also uses tóu component: mài (sell) shí (real)

Different tone

mài (sell)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

千金买笑 qiān jīn mǎi xiào A target that is very hard to attain. Spending lavishly to attract an alluring woman, A variant of the proverb uses ''horses bones' <% ChUni (??) %> instead of a smile but the meaning is the same - needless extravagance.
一寸光阴一寸金,寸金难买寸光阴 yī cùn guāng yīn yī cùn jīn, cùn jīn nán mǎi cùn guāng yīn An inch of time is an inch of gold, but an inch of time cannot be purchased by an inch of gold.

Phrases

mǎi le Bought
nǐ hǎo wǒ yào mǎi yī zhāng piào Hello, I want to buy a ticket

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