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Meaning of 味

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Pinyin: wèi
English Definition: taste; smell; classifier for drugs (in TCM)
Chinese Definition:
①舌头尝东西所得到的感觉:味觉。味道(亦指兴趣)。滋味。
②鼻子闻东西所得到的感觉:气味。香味儿。
③情趣:趣味。兴味。意味。津津有味。
④体会,研究:体味。耐人寻味。
⑤量词,指中草药的一种:五味药。

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • [ wèi ] not yet; 8th terrestrial branch
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Example Words:
味道 [ wèi dao ]: flavor; smell; hint of
口味 [ kǒu wèi ]: a person's preferences; tastes (in food); flavor
气味 [ wèi ]: odor; scent
滋味 [ wèi ]: taste; flavor; feeling
趣味 [ wèi ]: fun; interest; delight; taste; liking; preference
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