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māo
n. cat
Other meanings
[māo]   v. (dialect) to hide oneself
    dog (for )
    legless insects, also lions or tigers (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
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xiǎo māo xí liǎn -- má mǎ hū hu
phr. a kitten washes its face -- careless
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wó yǎng le yì zhī māo hé yì zhī gǒu, dàn tā men lǎo shì dǎ jià .
phr. I have a dog and a cat, but they fight with each other all the time.
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tā shì yì zhī xiǎo māo .
phr. It's a little kitty.
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wǒ men zhōng yú dǎi zhù nà zhī māo le .
phr. We finally caught that cat.
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māo hé gǒu xí xìng jiǒng yì
phr. Cats and dogs have quite different natures.
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tā huà de māo shí fēn bī zhēn .
phr. The cat he drew was quite vivid.
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wǒ tīng jiàn yì zhī māo zài miāo miāo jiào
phr. I heard a cat making a mewing sound.
yí dìng shì bèi māo hē le
phr. it must have been drunk by the cat
yì zhī māo
phr. a cat
xiǎo māo
n. young cat, kitty
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wǒ men yǒu yì zhī māo .
phr. We have a cat.
liǎng zhī xiǎo māo
phr. two small cats, two kittens