Character #469: 鳥


Interesting symbol meaning bird in Chinese.

來學正體字 Learn Traditional Chinese Characters

469The character 鳥(ㄋㄧㄠˇ) means bird. Here is the stroke order animation and pronunciation. Here are the individual strokes for writing the character. Here is the definition in Taiwanese Mandarin. Here is the evolution of 鳥. This is one of my favorite characters for looking at character evolution. The oldest form looks like a picture of a bird.

鳥(ㄋㄧㄠˇ)巢(ㄔㄠˊ) – a bird’s nest
鳥(ㄋㄧㄠˇ)瞰(ㄎㄢˋ) – a bird’s eye view

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