méi
adv./v. not; not have, there is not; be less or fewer than; (in comparison) be not so...as
Other meanings
[mò]   v. sink, submerge; disappear, hide; confiscate, expropriate; (lit.) come to an end
    water (for )
    water (for )

Simplified Chinese

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Traditional Chinese

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Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
EXAMPLES
méi yǒu
adv. did not, have not (done...)
méi shí jiān
phr. to have no time
wǒ méi qù zhōng guó
phr. I didn't go to China; I haven't gone to China
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nà fáng zi de miàn jī méi èr shí píng fāng mǐ
phr. That house covers a floor space less than 20 square metres.
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wǒ méi tā gāo
phr. I am not so tall as him.