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Meaning of 煤

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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:
煤炭 [ méi tàn ]: coal
煤矿 [ méi kuàng ]: coal mine; coal seam
煤油 [ méi yóu ]: kerosene
煤气 [ méi ]: coal gas; gas (fuel)
元煤 [ yuán méi ]: variant of 原煤
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