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Pinyin: méi
English Definition: coal; Classifiers:
Chinese Definition:
①古代的植物压埋在地底下,在不透空气或空气不足的条件下,受到地下的高温和高压年久变质而形成的黑色或黑褐色矿物:煤矿。煤田。煤层。煤气。煤焦油。煤精。
②烟气凝结的黑灰,为制墨的主要原料:煤炱。松煤(松烟)。
Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (fire) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ huǒ ] fire, flame; to burn; anger, rage
    • [ mǒu ] some, someone; a certain thing or person
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Example Words
煤矿 méi kuàng coal mine; coal seam
煤炭 méi tàn coal
煤气 méi coal gas; gas (fuel)
燃煤 rán méi coal fuel
原煤 yuán méi raw coal
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Example Sentences
1
Gas stoves are one of the standard configurations in restaurant kitchens.
2
Natural gas is a cleaner energy source than coal.
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A large amount of gas is required in the industrial production sector.
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Gas can be used to generate electricity, produce chemicals, and provide heating.
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Gas water heaters use gas to provide energy for hot water.