白 bái bright; clear Note Combines a ray of light with 'sun' to mean 'bright'
Number of strokes
Index 106 used in:
怕 pà (to be afraid)
泉 quán (spring)
的 de (of)
百 bǎi (hundred) Different tone
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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
维 wéi to preserve; to maintain; to hold together
Made up of [
sī silk radical 120,
zhuī short-tailed bird; dove radical 172]
Origin Composed of 'silk' and 'bird' suggesting a silken thread tied to a bird's leg to 'preserve' or 'maintain' it securely Full information for
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