Meaning of 媒

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Pinyin: méi
English Definition: medium; intermediary; matchmaker; go-between; abbr. for 媒体 , media, esp. news media
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (woman) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] woman, girl; female
    • [ mǒu ] some, someone; a certain thing or person
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Example Words
媒体 méi media, esp. news media
传媒 chuán méi media
多媒体 duō méi multimedia
媒介 méi jiè intermediary; vehicle; vector; medium; media
做媒 zuò méi to act as go-between (between prospective marriage partners etc)
More: 媒* | *媒 | *媒*
Example Sentences
The media is increasingly dependent on internet technology.
The truthfulness of media reporting is being questioned.
In recent years, media competition has become more fierce.
His success is attributed to his image in the media.
Adults should reduce their dependence on social media.