CHINESE SCRIPT

CHINESE CHARACTER FORMATION & ETYMOLOGY

  

 

 

 

3 strokes ( )

ㄇlㄢ2 (mian2)

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= roof => picture of a rooftop (radical 40), the dot (radical 3) sometimes explained to represent a chimney - it is used as a radical in over 50 common modern characters - its form is similar to