Chinese Symbols and Meanings M

This page includes both Traditional and Simplified Chinese symbols whose English meanings begin with the letter M.

The symbols are sorted alphabetically by English meaning.

All entries on this page are grouped by second letter i.e. MA, ME, MI etc.

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Ma

vehicle/opportunity, mechanism, Machine, aircraft, plane, shrewd, luck, chance, fate, opportunity, secret
Mad, insane, wild
Mad, wild
Madden, angered
Magic, devil, demon, ghost, goblin, evil spirt
Magnet, magnetic, magnetism, porcelain
Majestic, dignified
Make, build, create, invent, manufacture, institute
facial Make Up
Malaria, intermittent fever
masculine/ Male, heroic
Male, masculine principle, man, male genitals, yang, positive, outwards, sun, facing the sun, in sunlight, world of the living
Male, man, hubby, husband
Male, man, gentleman, husband, relative, ten feet
Male, male animal
Male, man
Malicious, ill willed, bittter, resentful, blame, complain
Malignant, evil, bad, fierce, ferocisou, malicious, wicked, noxious, (e3), disgust, sicken, scorn, (wu4), loath, detest, abhor
Man, male
Manage, run, handle, set up, go about, deal with, do
administer/camp, operate, Manage, run, barracks, nourish
Manage, revise, reform, correct, formulate, change status, measurement (centimeter)
Manage, control, ride, drive
Mane, hair, bristles
Mango, point, pin, sharp, ray
Manners, decorum, propriety
Mansion, prefecture, prefect
Manufacture, make, prepare, workmanship, arrangement
Manure, feces, excretement, dung, night soil, shit
Many, much, more than, a lot, numerous, too much
Many, multitude, (衆)
Mare, female mammal
Marinate, pickle, salf
Market Place, city, town, trade, buy, sell
Marquis, lord, archery target
Marry, take a wife
Marry, copulate, fuck
Marsh, swamp, grace, favor, benefit, kindness
Marsh, swamp, wilds, clump of trees or bushes
Marsh, swamp
Martial, military, fighting, warlike
Martingale, stingy, strap used to cross a horse's breast
Martyr, die for a cause
Master, teacher, tutor, specialist, expert, paragon, model, troops, army division
Mat, pad, cushion, buffer, defray
bamboo Mat
bamboo Mat
Match, pair off, compare
Material, substance, stuff, fabric, cloth, manage, expect, anticipate, foresee, reckon, imagine, estimate, guess
Material, substance, quality, element, nature
Material, properties of a substance, ability, aptitude, talent
Maternal Uncle, mother's brother
Matron, governess
Matter, thing, job, affair, task, busy with, incident, accident
Matter, substance, creature, object, thing
Maxim, proverb

Me

I/ Me, my, we, use, our, ourselves
Meal, food, dine
Meandering, winding
Measles, rash, fever
Measure, detect, side, lean, conjecture
Measure, measurements, dimension, scale, unit, of measure (approx a foot), letter, correspondence, book, (chi2), measurement, (che3), musical note
Measure, money, coins
Meat, flesh
Meat Diet, strong smelling
Medical, cure, treat, doctor
Medicine, remedy, drug, pharmaceutical, syringe, pill, tablet, medication
Meditation, intense concentration, buddhism, (shan4), abdicate
Medium, media, matchmaker, go between
Meet, come across, bump into
Meet With, interview
Meeting, meet, come across, praise, socialize
Melon, gourd, squash, cucumber, (translit.), radical 97
Melons, young melons
Melt, fuse, blend, harmonize
Melt, dissolve
Melt, cast, coin, mint
Melt, smelt, fuse
Melt, smelt, fuse, bright, shine
Melt, fall apart
Membrane, diaphragm, film
Memorize, learn by heart, recite from memory, carry on back, behind, back (of body), burden
Mend, sew, patch, line, quilt
Menstruation, time of menstruation
Meow, sound a cat makes
Merchant, purchase, buy
Merciful, compassionate, Buddha, Buddhism
Merit, deserving, medal
Messy, unorganised, chaotic, confused, disorderly, jumbled, panicky
Metal, hard metal
Metal Tire, metal wheel band
Method/style/French, law, , way of doing, pattern, regulation

Mi

Mile, village, neighbourhood
Milk, breasts
Milk, breast, nipples, suckle
Millet, grain
Millet, radical 202
Mince, chop
Minced Meat, minced fish
Mind, idea, thought, meaning, mood, intent, consciousness, point of view, Italy (Translit.)
Mine, shaft, pit, well, systematic, orderly
Mineral, mine, ore
Minion, favorite
Minister, statesman, official
Mirror, reflect, dazzle, shine, project (send out)
Mirror, reflection, reflect, inspect
Mischievious, impish, naughty
Miserable, tragic, pitiful, terrible, tragic, gloomy, cruel, anguished, greaved
Miserable, cold, dreary
Misfortune, ill, trouble, dance, worry, get sick, patient
Mislead, swindle, lie, cheat
Misty, indistinct, light blue silk
Mix, (pan4), throw away, discard, abandon
Mix, blend, adulterate
Mix Powders, scattered grains of rice
Mixed, blended, miscellanious, various, mix

Mo

Moat, trench, pit, chasm
Mock, make fun of, satirize, ridicule, tease, taunt
Mock, make fun of, gesture, play
Model, mold, pattern, imitate
Model, example, pattern, range, form, scope, limits,
Model, copy, imitate, duplicate, pattern after
Modest, humble
Moist, make moist, damp, wet, imbue, infect, benefit, touch, benefit form
Moisten, wet, damp
Moisture, life giving rain
Mold, bacteria, fungi, mildew, bad luck
Mold, mildew, bacteria, funi
Mole, sable, mink, marten
Mole, cricket
Moment, unit of area (10000 sq meters or6.7 hectares), lean, incline
Moment, instant, short while
Monarch, emperor, king, rule, law
Money, coins, currency
Money, water beetle
Money, string of coins, sulfuric acid
Monopoly, footbridge, toll, levy
Monument, tombstone, tablet, stele, inscription
Moo, sound a cow makes
month/ Moon, monthly, female, menses, calendar, platform
Moon, toad, striped toad
Moose, river bank
More, more yet, (geng1), night watch, change, experience, alternate
More Over, and, further more
Mortar, joint socket (anatomy)
Moss, lichen, coating of the tongue
Most, extreme
Mother, female, nurture, nurturing
Mother, ma, mamma
Mother, women, girls
Mother, mamma, ma
Mother, Mencius
Mound, tomb, hill, mountain
Mound, clay, pottery, earthen ware, Confucious
Mound, burial ground, hilly countryside, wasteland
Mound, hill, abundant, ample, numerous, radical 170
Mountain, hill, radical 46
Mountain Name, Tai Shan (泰山 Tai shan in Shandong), great, big, good luck, quiet, calm, peaceful, very much, excessive, (translit.)
Mountainous, rough, uneven, rugged
Mourn, defeated, (sang1), death, dying, funeral
Mourn, lament
Mourn, invoke
Mourn, mourn parent's death
Mourne, grieve, incite
Mouse, rat, radical 208
Mouth, gate, entrance, opening, radical 30
Mouth, lips, bill, beak, nozzle, talk, speech
Mouth, mandilble, jaw
Mouth Movements, speech like mouth movements
Move, use, transport, apply, fortune, luck, fate
Move, shift, carry, transport, offer, present
Move, shift, change, transfer
Move, shift
Move, move to a new home
Mow, mow grass, hay, straw, fodder
Mow, reap, sickle

Mu

Mud, dirt, paste, pulp, cement
Mud, slime, black, blacken, tatoo
Mud, mire
Muddy, stagnant
Mulberry, paper mulberry
Multi Hued Silk, varicolored silk
Multiple, fraction, percentage, number of times
Mumble, (li3), one mile
Mumble, mumble repeatedly
Murder, murder a superior, murder one's charge
Muscle, tendons
Muscle, flesh
Must, certainly, necessary, will
Must, have, short moment, beard, mustache, whiskers
Mutiny, uprising, betray, rebel, revolt
Mutter, mumble
Muttering, indistinct speech
Mutual, together, accompany, side by side, towards each other, look at, examine, similar, alike, (xiang4), picture, photo, countenance, study

Mw

Mw, general measure word, roughly, a few, single, individual, individuality, separately
Mw, measure word, station, platform, stage, desk, support, desk, term of address, Taiwan
Mw, measure word for books, root, origin, source, foundation, base, basic, fundamental, book, books, book related, measure word for books, MW
Mw, measure word for people, position, seat, place, location
Mw, measure word for people, name, reputation, title, rank, position
Mw, measure word for actions, next, order, sequence, succession, inferior, low grade, grade, nth time
Mw, measure word spread, extend, stretch, expand, open wide, expand
Mw, measure word, share, part, portion
Mw, measure word for clothing, clothing, item/piece(s) of clothing, matter, article
Mw, measure word, for long thin things, orderly, logical, one by one, article, section, clause, (legal document), string, strip, stripe, river
Mw, measure word for bananas, root, root system, base, foundation, radical in chemistry
Mw, measure word for large solid things, seat, base, stand,
Mw, measure word word for poems, chief, head, initial, starting point, first, adornment
Mw, measure word for phrases, sentence
Mw, measure word for age, years old, age
Mw, measure word for animals, Single, one of a pair, lone,
Mw, measure word, hall, office, reception, meeting room, team, group, grave, imposing, awe inspiring
Mw, measure word for sets, coat, sheath, cover, covering, case, tightly fitting, wrapper, form
Mw, measure word for planes and large vehicles, frame, shelf, support, rack
Mw, measure word for books, book, manual, booklet, volume
Mw, measure word for round spherical objects, kernel, grain, drop
Mw, measure word, rice, meter
Mw, measure word for waste, bubbles, suds, foam, froth, soak, infuse, (pao1), loose, soft, spongy
Mw, measure word for vehicles
Mw, measure word for trees and plants
Mw, measure word for coins or stamps, number of, how many
Mw, measure word for lamps, small cup, goblet, wine cup, container
Mw, measure word for plants and trees, trunk of a tree
Mw, measure word for boats and ships
Mw, measure word
Mw, measure word for walls

My

My, worn out, poor, shabby, ruined, (chang3), open, uncovered,
Mythical Bird, mythical bird with one eye and one wing

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