mǐ rice


Similar looking characters : lái (arrive) hé (grain)
Made with 6 strokes.
Grains of rice being separated or a rice plant growing in a paddy field
Ancient small seal form Small seal

Different tone

mí (to bewilder) mí (riddle) mì (cover)

Radical

Index 119 used in: jīng (refined) ; lóu (multi-story building) ; mí (to bewilder) ; mí (riddle) ; táng (sugar) ; zhān (to glue)

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Pronunciation

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

Proverbs

巧妇难为无米之炊 qiǎo fù nán wéi wú mǐ zhī chuī You need to assemble the right materials for a job
生米煮成熟饭 shēng mǐ zhǔ chéng shú fàn What has been done can not be undone
一只蜂酿不成蜜一颗米熬不成粥 yī zhī fēng niáng bù chéng mì yī kē mǐ áo bù chéng zhōu It needs joint effort to achieve anything worthwhile
不为五斗米折腰 bù wèi wǔ dǒu mǐ zhé yāo Refusing inducements to betray a principles. Incorruptible. The story is of a man who refused to work for a corrupt and arrogant official even though he lost out on a generous salary.

Phrases

mǐ fàn Food