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The Chinese word mian - 面 - miàn
(face in Chinese)

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English translations

face, side, wheat flour, noodles, surface, an aspect,
directly, face to face, wheat products

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Chinese characters  ( mian / miàn ) with pronunciation (English translation: face )
The traditional Chinese characters of miàn are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 面 ( mian / miàn ) Writing in Pinyin
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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).

Ta yizhi mian dai xiaorong.
Tā yīzhí miàn dài xiàoróng.
 – English translation: She always wears a smile on her face.

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is composed of 9 strokes and therefore is of low complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).

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面 ( mian / miàn ) belongs to the 100 most common Chinese characters (rank 91)
Chinese example words containing the character 面 ( mian / miàn )
地面 ( dìmiàn = surface ), 对面 ( duìmiàn = the opposite ), 方面 ( fāngmiàn = side ), 封面 ( fēngmiàn = cover ), 后面 ( hòumiàn = behind ), 见面 ( jiànmiàn = to meet each other ), 洁面乳 ( jiémiànrŭ = facial cleanser ), 烤面包机 ( kăomiànbāojī = toaster ), 里面 ( lĭmiàn = inside ), 面包 ( miànbāo = bread ), 面膜 ( miànmó = facial mask ), 面前 ( miànqián = in front of ), 面儿 ( miànr = cover ), 面条 ( miàntiáo = noodles ), 面条儿 ( miàntiáor = noodle ), 前面 ( qiánmiàn = in front of ), 上面 ( shàngmiàn = on top of ), 外面 ( wàimiàn = outside ), 洗面奶 ( xĭmiànnăi = facial cleanser ), 下面 ( xiàmiàn = below ), 一面 ( yīmiàn = one side ) 桌面 ( zhuōmiàn = desktop )
More words that mean face in Chinese
liăn ( 脸 )
More words that mean side in Chinese
biān ( 边 ), fāngmiàn ( 方面 ), pángbiān ( 旁边 )

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