bái bright; clear

Note

Combines a ray of light with 'sun' to mean 'bright'
Number of strokes 5

Radical

Index 106 used in: pà (to be afraid) ; quán (spring) ; de (of) ; bǎi (hundred)

< Previous radical 102 tián Next radical 108 mǐn >

Different tone

bǎi (hundred)

< Previous Next bǎi >

Pronunciation

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

People

李白 Li Bai
白居易 Bai Juyi

Proverbs

白手起家 bái shǒu qǐ jiā To build up something from nothing
萝卜白菜,各有所爱 luó bo bái cài, gè yǒu suǒ ài Everyone has their own preferences
一犬吠影,白犬吠声 yī quǎn fèi yǐng, bǎi quǎn fèi shēng Blindly follow a trend without even knowing its origin

Also

bái white
Tue 28th Mar

Marrying the estate agent

China has for for many years had strict residence laws. If you want to live in the big cities you have to apply for a permit. An enterprising Shanghai property agent has made use of a loophole that is surely soon to be closed. You can get a residency permit if you marry someone with a permit and then get divorced. A man, we only know by family name Wang, has used this trick four times to sell property to women who would not otherwise be allowed to stay in the city. The woman were willing to pay about $9,000 for the residence permit.


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