nǎi to be; thus; so

Made up of [丿 piě 'slash' radical 4]
Used as component in : nǎi
Made with 2 strokes.
Represents a pregnant woman with swollen breasts and abdomen, hence the abstract meaning 'so' to indicate generation of a connected phrase

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Also uses 丿 piě component: bì (certainly) dì (younger brother) hū (at) jiǔ (long time) jiǔ (nine) lè (music) me (what) nián (year) shǎo (less) shēng (produce) shī (to lose) wù (do not) wù (fifth (ordinal)) wǔ (noon) yì (justice) zhī (him) zú (clan)

Sounds same

nǎi (milk)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 乃
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