bái bright; clear; white

Made up of [ sun; day radical 72, zhǔ dot radical 3]
Similar looking characters : rì (sun)

Note

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

Radical

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

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Related characters


Also uses component: céng (once) chāng (prosperous) chūn (spring) dàn (dawn) hūn (to marry) jiàn (gap) jiān (between) jǐng (bright) jiù (old) míng (bright) mò (do not) pǔ (general) qíng (clear sky) shì (is) shí (time) shǔ (heat) wǎn (evening) xiāng (fragrant) xīng (star) yáng (yang) yì (easy) yīn (sound) yǐng (picture) zǎo (early) zhào (according to) zhě (in process of) zhuō (table) zuì (most) zuó (previous)
Also uses zhǔ component: bàn (half) bīng (ice) dì (younger brother) duì (to cash) lì (beautiful) liáng (good) lìng (to order) pù (store) sháo (spoon) shù (method) sū (revive) tài (too) wèi (do) wū (crow) yì (justice) yóu (outstanding) yù (jade) zhōu (prefecture) zhù (to live) zhǔ (owner) zì (from)

Different tone

bǎi (hundred)

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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

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