bǎi hundred; 100

Made up of [ bái bright; clear radical 106, one radical 1]

Note

'bai' - bright gives phonetic while '1' on top suggests a number
Number of strokes 6

Related characters


Using bái : pà (to be afraid) quán (spring) de (of)
Using : bǐng (third in order) chǒu (shameful) dé (virtue) huò (maybe) lì (beautiful) qiě (and) shì (life) yǔ (to give) zhèng (correct) bù (no; not) dàn (dawn)

Different tone

bái (bright)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 百
Stroke order for character 百, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Proverbs

百闻不如一见 bǎi wén bù rú yí jiàn Delighted to meet you in person at last
百折不挠 bǎi zhé bù náo Persistence pays off in the end
海纳百川 hǎi nà bǎi chuān We all shared a common destiny
漏洞百出 lòu dòng bǎi chū Full of mistakes and errors
杀一儆百 shā yī jǐng bǎi To warn many people by punishing a few. Making example punishments
十年树木,百年树人 shí nián shù mù, bǎi nián shù rén Studying may be slow and arduous but will be worth it

Phrases

五百五十三 wǔ bǎi wǔ shí sān 553

Also

百合 bǎi hé lily
Mon 14th May

Ten years on from the Sichuan earthquake

The devastating earthquake of May 12th 2008 was China's worst natural disaster in recent years. Nearly 90,000 people were killed - a huge number compared to many more high profile disasters (30 times the loss in the 9/11 attacks). It occurred in a rural area north-west of Sichuan's provincial capital Chengdu in the afternoon. Among the dead were up to 5,000 students. Many blamed the poor quality of the buildings which had been hastily constructed. Criticism of the government's role was suppressed and some feel that they never received adequate explanations.

China is very prone to earthquakes and holds the dubious honor of the most loss of life anywhere in the world. In 1976 the Tangshan earthquake, Hebei cost 650,000 people's lives but the worst still was 830,000 lives lost in 1556. The country is geologically diverse, made up of a mosaic of small tectonic plates that occasionally slip and slide against each other.


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