ǎi low

Made up of [ shǐ arrow; to vow radical 111, grain radical 115, female; woman radical 38]

Note

One way to remember this is that it has three relatively short constituents: arrow; grain and women compared to spears; trees and men
Number of strokes 13

Related characters


Using shǐ : zhī (to know) zú (clan) hòu (wait)
Using : qiú (autumn) hé (together) xiāng (fragrant) jì (season) lì (sharp) 稿 gǎo (manuscript) zū (to hire) shuì (taxes)
Using : hǎo (good) ān (peace) nǚ (woman) tā (she) jiě (elder sister) fù (woman) mèi (younger sister) rú (as) shǐ (to begin) mā (mother) nǎi (milk) yào (want) gū (paternal aunt) xìng (surname) lóu (multi-story building)

Different tone

ài (love)

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Pronunciation

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Wed 13th Dec 2017

Southern water replenishes Beijing

We included a news item in July about the ambitious water management projects in China. A new article on the Shanghai Daily web site details just how impressive it all is. It is the world's largest water diversion project projected to cost $76 billion dollars. The first phase is complete and generating great benefit to Beijing. About 3 trillion gallons have been rerouted and the water all the way from the Yangzi is now supplying 70% of Beijing's water. All this is great news in the parched north but there are concerns that the diversion may adversely affect the lower Yangzi delta region's delicate ecosystem.


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Kites

Kites

Culture

Along with many other things the Chinese lay claim to the invention of the kite. Kite flying remains very popular in China and many can be seen flying in public parks. In the past they have been used for military purposes but fishing is probably the most ancient use.
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