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The Chinese word mao - 猫 - māo
(cat in Chinese)

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 猫 ( māo ) correctly?"

The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers.
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Chinese characters  ( mao / māo ) with pronunciation (English translation: cat )
猫 ( mao / māo ) in traditional characters
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 猫 ( mao / māo ) Writing in Pinyin
Before using this Pinyin example sentence, consider that Chinese characters should always be your first choice in written communication.
If you cannot use Chinese characters, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones. Only use the Pinyin without tones if there's no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn't support special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).

Zhe zhi mao zhen keai!
Zhè zhī māo zhēn kĕài!

 – English translation: This cat is really sweet!

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Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

dog (>animal)  |  owl
Chinese example words containing the character 猫 ( mao / māo )
小猫 ( xiăomāo = pussycat ), 熊猫 ( xióngmāo = panda ), 熊猫馆 ( xióngmāoguăn = panda fostering site )

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