Made with 5 strokes.
Representation of an eye on its side
Ancient small seal form Small seal

Sounds same


Different tone

(mother) (area) (mother)


Index 109 used in: (virtue) ; dùn (shield) ; jīng (eye) ; kàn (look) ; mào (to emit) ; miàn (face) ; pàn (to hope for) ; suàn (calculate) ; xiāng (each other) ; zhí (straight) ; (from)

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stroke order for 目
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耳目一新 ěr mù yī xīn A change of place, everything fresh and new
目瞪口呆 mù dèng kǒu dāi Dumb struck
鼠目寸光 shǔ mù cùn guāng Looking ahead for only a short time. Only planning for the immediate future
有目共睹 yǒu mù gòng dǔ Obvious to everybody
一叶障目 yī yè zhàng mù Not seeing the full picture and so making a flawed analysis of the situation. A blinkered approach often through prejudice.
刮目相看 guā mù xiāng kàn Noticing that someone has changed for the better. Show respect for improvement and progress. Changing a view of someone's abilities.