(mō)

HSK 5

Meaning

  1. to touch
  2. to stroke
  3. fish out
  4. feel out

Stroke Order

Traditional Chinese


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Pinyin Converter

  • mō > mo1

  • 1: First Tone 一声
  • 2: Second Tone 二声
  • 3: Third Tone 三声
  • 4: Fourth Tone 四声
  • 5: Fifth Tone (neutral) 五声

Words sharing similar characters

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning
抚摸 fǔmō gently caress and stroke/to pet/to fondle
摸索 mōsuǒ feel about/grope around/fumble
不摸头 bù mō tóu not acquainted with the situation/not up on things
触摸 chù mō to touch
触摸板 chù mō bǎn touchpad/trackpad
触摸屏 chù mō píng touchscreen
触摸屏幕 chù mō píng mù touchscreen
抚摸 fǔ mō to gently caress and stroke/to pet/to fondle
估摸 gū mo to reckon/to guess
鬼摸脑壳 guǐ mō nǎo ké muddled/momentarily confused
合眼摸象 hé yǎn mō xiàng to touch an elephant with closed eyes (idiom)/to proceed blindly
混水摸鱼 hún shuǐ mō yú to fish in troubled water (idiom)/to take advantage of a crisis for personal gain/also written 渾水摸魚|浑水摸鱼
浑水摸鱼 hún shuǐ mō yú to fish in troubled water (idiom)/to take advantage of a crisis for personal gain
盲人摸象 máng rén mō xiàng blind people touch an elephant (idiom, from Nirvana sutra 大般涅槃經|大般涅盘经[dà bān Niè pán jīng])/fig. unable to see the big picture/to mistake the part for the whole/unable to see the wood for the trees
摸吧 mō bā touch bar (hostess bar that allows physical contact)
摸八圈 mō bā quān to play mahjong
摸不着 mō bu zháo can't touch/can't reach/(fig.) unable to get a grasp of
摸不着边 mō bu zháo biān irrelevant/can't make head or tail of
摸不着头脑 mō bu zháo tóu nǎo to be unable to make any sense of the matter/to be at a loss
摸彩 mō cǎi to draw lots/raffle/lottery
摸底 mō dǐ to have a clear view (of a situation)/to fish for information/fact-finding
摸黑 mō hēi to grope about in the dark
摸脉 mō mài to feel sb's pulse
摸爬滚打 mō pá gǔn dǎ to go through challenging experiences/to become seasoned (in one's profession etc)
摸排 mō pái thorough search
摸牌 mō pái to draw a tile (at mahjong)/to play mahjong
摸清 mō qīng to suss out/to figure out/to ascertain
摸石头过河 mō shí tou guò hé lit. crossing the river by feeling for stones/improvise by trial-and-error/move cautiously
摸索 mō suo to feel about/to grope about/to fumble/to do things slowly
摸象 mō xiàng to touch an elephant (of proverbial blind people)
摸鱼 mō yú to catch fish/(fig.) to loaf on the job/to be slack/to take it easy
摸着石头过河 mō zhe shí tou guò hé to wade across the river, feeling for footholds as one goes (idiom)/to advance cautiously, step by step/to feel one's way forward
难以捉摸 nán yǐ zhuō mō elusive/hard to pin down/enigmatic
起早摸黑 qǐ zǎo mō hēi see 起早貪黑|起早贪黑[qǐ zǎo tān hēi]
顺藤摸瓜 shùn téng mō guā lit. to follow the vine to get to the melon/to track sth following clues
探摸 tàn mō to feel for sth/to grope
偷鸡摸狗 tōu jī mō gǒu to imitate the dog and steal chicken (idiom)/to pilfer/to dally with women/to have affairs
偷偷摸摸 tōu tōu mō mō surreptitious/sneaky
瞎子摸象 xiā zi mō xiàng blind people touch an elephant (idiom, from Nirvana sutra 大般涅槃經|大般涅盘经[dà bān Niè pán jīng])/fig. unable to see the big picture/to mistake the part for the whole/unable to see the wood for the trees
学摸 xué mo variant of 踅摸[xué mo]
踅摸 xué mo to look for/to seek (colloq.)
寻摸 xún mo to look for/to explore/to probe
约摸 yuē mo about/around/approximately/also written 約莫|约莫
咂摸 zā mo (dialect) to savor/to test the taste of/(fig.) to ponder upon/to mull over
丈二和尚,摸不着头脑 zhàng èr hé shang, mō bu zháo tóu nǎo lit. like a three-meter high monk, you can't rub his head (idiom)/fig. at a total loss
丈二金刚摸不着头脑 zhàng èr Jīn gāng mō bu zháo tóu nǎo see 丈二和尚,摸不著頭腦|丈二和尚,摸不着头脑[zhàng èr hé shang, mō bu zháo tóu nǎo]
众盲摸象 zhòng máng mō xiàng multitude of blind people touch an elephant (idiom, from Nirvana sutra 大般涅槃經|大般涅盘经[dà bān Niè pán jīng])/fig. unable to see the big picture/to mistake the part for the whole/unable to see the wood for the trees
捉摸 zhuō mō to fathom/to make sense of/to grasp

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