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Pronunciation :
Meaning :
  1. general name for hemp, flax, etc. (n)
  2. sesame. (n)
  3. numb; tingling. (adj)
  4. rough; coarse. (adj)
Radical :
Strokes : 11
Traditional : 麻;蔴 ( Stroke Order 1 ; Stroke Order 2 )
Usage : 9.3%
Notes : also as mā
Common Words / Phrases:
1.
麻痹
má bì
: benumb; blunt; paralysis
2.
麻袋
má dài
: gunny-bag
3.
麻烦
má fan
: troublesome; put sb.to trouble; disturb
4.
麻将
má jiàng
: mah-jong
5.
麻木
má mù
: numb; apathetic; benumbed
6.
麻雀
má què
: sparrow
7.
麻醉
má zuì
: anaesthetize
8.
大麻
dà má
: hemp
9.
芝麻
zhī ma
: sesame
10.
密密麻麻
mì mi má má
: close and numerous; thickly dotted
Sentences:
1. Hemp can be used for cloth and ropes.
yòng lái zuò shéng
大麻 : hemp
: can
用来 : to use it with an aim to
: do
衣服 : cloth
: and
绳子 : ropes
2. She’d been sitting so long that she left pins and needles in her legs.
zuò tài jiǔ le tuǐ dōu le
: she
: sit
: (particle) used to link a verb or an adjective to a complement which describes the manner or degree
: too
: long
: (particle) used after an action that has taken place
: legs
: already
: numb
3. The cold numbed his fingers.
shǒu zhǐ tóu dōu dòng le
: his
手指头 : fingers
: already
: freeze
: numb
: (particle) used after an action that has taken place
4. The table is crawling with ants.
zhuō zi shàng mǎn le
桌子 : table
: on
密麻麻 : thickly dotted
: crawl
: full of
: (particle) used after an action that has taken place
蚂蚁 : ant
5. Applying for visas can be such a hassle.
shēn qǐng qiān zhèng hěn fan。
申请 : apply
签证 : visa
: very
麻烦 : troublesome
6. The doctor gave him a general anaesthetic.
shēng gěi quán shēn zuì
医生 : doctor
: give
: him
全身 : full body
麻醉 : anaesthetize
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