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n./m. feathers, plume; wings (of birds or insects); note of the ancient Chinese five-tone scale; measure word for birds
Other meanings
[yǔ]   radical. feather
=  2 x 
char. (lit. of birds) try flying repeatedly; practice; be used to; very often; habit, customn. Xi (Chinese surname)
 n/a 
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.
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yǔ máo qiú
n. badminton; shuttlecock used for badminton
yǔ máo
n. feather, feathers
yǔ róng bèi
nphr. duvet, quilt filled with soft feathers
zhèn yǔ
v. to flap the wings, to flutter