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Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  + phonetic 

Han character[edit]

(radical 149 +9, 11 strokes, cangjie input 戈女卜火木 (IVYFD))

  1. riddle, conundrum
  2. puzzle

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Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Jyutping mai4, mai6, Yale mai4, mai6)

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Pinyin mèi (mei4), (mi2), (mi4), Wade-Giles mei4, mi2, mi4)

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Noun[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin , traditional )

  1. riddle, mystery, enigma

(simplified, Pinyin , traditional )

  1. (variant of /) riddle, mystery, enigma

(simplified, Pinyin mèi, traditional )

  1. (see 谜儿 (謎兒) riddle)

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]

  • "" (in Mandarin/English), MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT ). URL accessed on 2014-02-22.