mò do not; there is none who

Made up of [ cǎo grass; herb radical 140, sun; day radical 72, big; great; large; very radical 37]

Note

Dusk is represented by the sun sinking to the horizon (beneath the grass). This is an example of phonetic loan. 'Sunset' and 'dont' used to sound the same and 'dont' was given the same written form for 'sunset'.
Number of strokes: 10

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Also uses cǎo component: cài (vegetable) cǎo (grass) chá (tea) dǒng (to understand) huā (flower) jié (joint) kǔ (bitter) lán (blue) láo (to toil) mǎn (to fill) māo (cat) měng (Mongol) píng (apple) pú (grape) qián (front) ruò (to seem) sū (revive) táo (grapes) yào (medicine) yì (skill) yīng (flower) zàng (treasury) zhēng (to steam)
Also uses component: bái (bright) céng (once) chāng (prosperous) chūn (spring) dàn (dawn) hūn (to marry) jiàn (gap) jiān (between) jǐng (bright) jiù (old) míng (bright) pǔ (general) qíng (clear sky) shì (is) shí (time) shǔ (heat) wǎn (evening) xiāng (fragrant) xīng (star) yáng (yang) yì (easy) yīn (sound) yǐng (picture) zǎo (early) zhào (according to) zhě (in process of) zhuō (table) zuì (most) zuó (previous)
Also uses component: fū (husband) měi (beautiful) qí (strange) qìng (celebrate) shī (to lose) tài (too) tiān (sky) tóu (head) yāng (center) yí (barbarians)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

常将有日思无日,莫将无时想有时 cháng jiāng yǒu rì sī wú rì, mò jiāng wú shí xiǎng yǒu shí When rich, you have time to dream, but do not dream of riches when you are poor
莫测高深 mò cè gāo shēn Enigmatic, unfathomable. Too profound to be readily understood
干将莫邪 gān jiāng mò yé These are the names of two supreme bronze swords of long ago. Gan Jiang was unable to melt the bronze until he added some hair and nail clippings from his wife Mo Ye. Only then could the swords be made and they were the sharpest swords ever made. Used to honor someone or something as superlative.
鞭长莫及 biān cháng mò jí Too far away to be able to help or beyond one's skill or influence.

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