Meaning of 面

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(Trad.: 麵)
Pinyin: miàn
English Definition: face; side; surface; aspect; top; classifier for flat surfaces such as drums, mirrors, flags etc; flour; noodles; (of food) soft (not crunchy); (slang) (of a person) ineffectual; spineless
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictographic: A person's face
Character Formation:
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    Example Words:
    前面 [ qián miàn ]: ahead; in front; preceding; above; also pr. qian2 mian5
    后面 [ hòu miàn ]: rear; back; behind; later; afterwards; also pr. hou4 mian5
    面条 [ miàn tiáo ]: noodles
    见面 [ jiàn miàn ]: to meet; to see each other; Classifiers:
    面包 [ miàn bāo ]: bread; Classifiers:
    More: 面* | *面 | *面*
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