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)

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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

Also

bái white
Wed 15th Feb

Honest students can still be found

All too often the news is full of stories of shady dealing in China, so it was refreshing to learn that honesty can still be found and that it is appreciated. A 17 year old student accidentally scratched the side of a car and damaged a wing mirror. Instead of disappearing at a rate of knots, he chose to write a letter of apology and enclosed all the loose change he had. When the driver returned to discover the damage he called the police. However, after reading the note and seeing the small change he decided that honesty should be rewarded and the driver plans to give the student money towards completing his studies.


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Wed 15th Feb

Honest students can still be found

All too often the news is full of stories of shady dealing in China, so it was refreshing to learn that honesty can still be found and that it is appreciated. A 17 year old student accidentally scratched the side of a car and damaged a wing mirror. Instead of disappearing at a rate of knots, he chose to write a letter of apology and enclosed all the loose change he had. When the driver returned to discover the damage he called the police. However, after reading the note and seeing the small change he decided that honesty should be rewarded and the driver plans to give the student money towards completing his studies.


Read full story...
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