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The Chinese word mi - 米 - mĭ
(rice in Chinese)

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

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English translations

rice, meter, other grain husked

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Chinese characters  ( mi / mĭ ) with pronunciation (English translation: rice )
The traditional Chinese characters of are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Usage as a radical
米 can also be used as a radical, i.e. as a sub-component of a Chinese character. It is then called mĭzìpáng.

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

cake  |  gruel
米 ( mi / mĭ ) belongs to the 1000 most common Chinese characters (rank 716)
Chinese example words containing the character 米 ( mi / mĭ )
多米尼加共和国 ( Duōmĭníjiā gònghéguó = Dominican Republic ), 克什米尔 ( Kèshímíĕr = Kashmir ), 米饭 ( mĭfàn = rice ), 米酒 ( mĭjiŭ = rice wine ), 平方米 ( píngfāngmĭ = square meter ), 小米 ( xiăomĭ = millet )
More words that mean rice in Chinese
mĭfàn ( 米饭 )

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