niǎo bird

A measure word to use for this noun: qún
Alternative traditional form of character:
Made with 5 strokes.
Simplified picture of a bird
Ancient small seal form Small seal


Index 196 used in: dǎo (island) ; (fowl) ; míng (to call (birds)) ; (crow) ; (duck)

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stroke order for 鸟
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笨鸟先飞早入林 bèn niǎo xiān fēi zǎo rù lín Starting early helps achieve success
鸟尽弓藏 niǎo jìn gōng cáng Having completed a job and then being out of employment. To get rid of someone once they have served their purpose. To have served your purpose.
惊弓之鸟 jīng gōng zhī niǎo Someone who is easily frightened especially if triggered by a previous bad experience. The story is of a great archer who claimed he could shoot a goose out of the sky without releasing an arrow. He then twanged the bow and a goose did fall to the ground. The goose showed signs of a previous arrow injury and had died of fright.
如鸟兽散 rú niǎo shòu sàn To flee in all directions. Trying to escape from catastrophe - often used to describe fleeing from danger.


niǎo bird
莺鸟 yīng niǎo oriole
鹏鸟 péng niǎo Peng Niao