See also: and

TranslingualEdit

Japanese stroke order
美-jbw.png
Stroke order
美-order.gif

EtymologyEdit

Ideogram (指事):  (goat, sheep) +  (person) – a person with a goat headdress.

Han characterEdit

(radical 123 +3, 9 strokes, cangjie input 廿土大 (TGK), four-corner 80431, composition𦍌)

  1. beautiful, pretty
  2. pleasing
  3. last name (female)

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: Template:Han KangXi link, character 10
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 28435
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1393, character 17
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 3126, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+7F8E

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping mei5, Yale mei5)


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

SuffixEdit

  1. suffix used by female given names, such as 奈美(なみ, Nami), 恵美(えみ, Emi; めぐみ, Megumi), 宏美(ひろみ, Hiromi)
  2. (rare) suffix used by male given names

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(mi) (hangeul , revised mi, McCune-Reischauer mi, Yale mi)

CompoundsEdit


MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin měi (mei3), (xi4), Wade-Giles mei3, hsi4)

CompoundsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin měi)

  1. beautiful, pretty
  2. delicious
  3. good

VerbEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin měi)

  1. to be pleased with oneself

Proper NounEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin měi)

  1. USA
  2. the Americas

ReferencesEdit

  • "" (in Mandarin/English), MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT ). URL accessed on 2014-03-10.

VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(mỹ, , mẻ, mỉ, như)

Last modified on 10 April 2014, at 00:08