Meaning of 卖

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(Trad.: 賣)
Pinyin: mài
English Definition: to sell; to betray; to spare no effort; to show off or flaunt
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (buy) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ shí ] ten, tenth; complete; perfect
    • [ mǎi ] to buy, to purchase; to bribe, to persuade
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Example Words
买卖 mǎi mài buying and selling; business; business transactions; Classifiers:
拍卖 pāi mài to auction; auction sale; to sell at a reduced price
出卖 chū mài to offer for sale; to sell; to sell out or betray
贩卖 fàn mài to sell; to peddle; to traffic
拐卖 guǎi mài human trafficking; to abduct and sell; to kidnap and sell
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