yáng sheep; goat

A measure word to use for this noun: tóu
Made with 6 strokes.
Can be thought of as a goat seen from above with horns, shoulders, body, back legs and tail
Ancient small seal form Small seal

Sounds same

yáng (yang)

Different tone

yāng (center)


Index 123 used in: měi (beautiful) ; qún (group) ; xiān (fresh)

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stroke order for 羊
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亡羊补牢 wáng yáng bǔ láo Can mean taking action too late or else taking action to protect against a future repeat of misfortune
羊毛出在羊身上 yáng maó chū zài yáng shēn shàng Unrealistic expectations. You get what you pay for
羊质虎皮 yáng zhì hǔ pí Someone not living up to outward appearance. Looking fierce but actually timid.
挂羊头卖狗肉 guà yáng tóu mài gǒu ròu Deceiving people into believing you are selling something much less valuable than it appears to be. A con trick. Dishonest advertising.
歧路亡羊 qí lù wáng yáng Taking a wrong decision and now hopelessly lost. Unable to work out a way forward because the true situation has not been appreciated


yáng sheep