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Meaning of 萌

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Pinyin: méng
English Definition: to sprout; to bud; to have a strong affection for (slang); adorable (loanword from Japanese え moe, slang describing affection for a cute character)
Chinese Definition:
①植物的芽:萌蘖。
②发芽,开始发生:萌生。萌发。萌芽。萌动。故态复萌。
③古同“氓1”。

Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (plant) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ cǎo ] grass, weed, plant, herb
    • [ míng ] bright, clear; to explain, to understand, to shed light
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Example Words
萌芽 méng to sprout (lit. or fig.); to bud; to germinate; germ; seed; bud
萌发 méng to sprout; to shoot; to bud
萌生 méng shēng to burgeon; to produce; to conceive; to be in the initial stage
萌动 méng dòng to sprout; (fig.) to emerge
故态复萌 tài méng to revert to old ways
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