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māo

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māo Meaning

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Pīnyīn Pronunciation
māo | mao1
English translation
cat
CL: zhī
> zhǐ [zhī]
(coll.) modem

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About māo

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Number of strokes

11

Traditional form

māo

Contains the radical

quǎn

Part of speech

Noun / 名词 míng cí Míngcí

Learning hint

animal

Etymology of māo

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Type

pictophonetic

Positional decomposition

犭苗

Semantic compound

quǎn

Phonetic compound

Miáo

Explanation

Phonosemantic compound. quǎn represents the meaning and Miáo represents the sound. Simplified form of māo .

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Example sentences using māo

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gǒu yǎo le māo , yòu bèi māo huí 咬了一 kǒu .

The dog bit the cat and got bitten back.

zhè zhǐ 可怜 kělián de māo zài 汽车 qì chē bèi Guān le 整夜 zhěng yè .

The poor cat has been enclosed in the garage all night.

lǎo māo jué biàn huí 小猫 xiǎo māo .

Cats can never change back into kittens.

他们 tā men de māo 日益 rìyì biàn lǎo 而且 érqiě 眼睛 yǎnjing yòu xiā ,只能 zhǐ néng 杀死 shā sǐ le .

Their cat was growing old and blind and would have to be put to sleep.

这些 zhè xiē xiǎo māo 看上去 kàn shang qu 一模一样 yī mú yī yàng -- zěn me Néng fēn chū 哪个 nǎ ge shì 哪个 nǎ ge ?

These kittens look exactly alike how can you tell which is which?

Words with māo

Explore 22 words and sayings that include the Chinese character māo in their composition.

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FrequencySimplifiedMeaningTraditional
māo cat māo
熊猫 xióngmāo panda熊貓
大熊猫 dà xióng māo giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca)大熊貓
小猫 xiǎo māo kitten小貓
猫头鹰 māo tóu yīng owl貓頭鷹
野猫 yě māo wildcat野貓
山猫 shān māo lynx山貓
猫腻 māo nì shenanigans貓膩
夜猫子 yè māo zi owl夜貓子
猫眼 māo yǎn peephole貓眼
小熊猫 xiǎo xióng māo lesser panda小熊貓
波斯猫 Bō sī māo Persian (cat)波斯貓
狸猫 lí māo leopard cat狸貓
灵猫 líng māo civet (arboreal cat)靈貓
阿猫阿狗 ā māo ā gǒu any Tom, Dick or Harry阿貓阿狗
猫熊 māo xióng panda貓熊
三脚猫 sān jiǎo māo jack of all trades三腳貓
猫儿山 Māo ér shān Kitten Mountain, Guangxi貓兒山
照猫画虎 zhào māo huà hǔ uninspired imitation照貓畫虎
猫抓病 māo zhuā bìng cat scratch disease貓抓病
猫哭老鼠 māo kū lǎo shǔ crocodile tears貓哭老鼠
天猫座 Tiān māo zuò Lynx (constellation)天貓座

māo Decomposition & Compounds

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māo Decomposition

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