bàn half; semi-; incomplete

Made up of [ shí ten; 10 radical 24]

Note

The character shows the division an ox into two along its length
Number of strokes 5

Related characters


Using shí : dé (virtue) gǔ (ancient) zài (to carry) mài (sell) shén (what) zhī (to support) dùn (shield) zhí (straight) zǎo (early)

Sounds same

bàn (to act)

Different tone

bǎn (board) bǎn (a register)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

半斤八两 bàn jīn bā liǎng Makes no difference; nothing to choose between alternatives
半途而废 bàn tú ér fèi To abandon work half way through
事倍功半 shì bèi gōng bàn Work with care rather than speed

Also

半年节 bàn nián jié Half Year Festival
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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