bàn half; semi-; incomplete

Made up of [ zhǔ dot radical 3, shí ten; 10 radical 24]
Similar looking characters : nè (sick)

Note

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

Related characters


Also uses zhǔ component: bái (bright) 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) wǎng (towards) wèi (do) wū (crow) yì (justice) yóu (outstanding) yù (jade) zhōu (prefecture) zhù (to live) zhǔ (owner) zì (from)
Also uses shí component: dé (virtue) dùn (shield) gǔ (ancient) huá (splendid) mài (sell) nán (south) pí (hops) shén (what) wǔ (noon) zài (to carry) zǎo (early) zhí (straight) zhī (to support)

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 Nothing to choose between two alternatives
半途而废 bàn tú ér fèi To abandon work half done
事倍功半 shì bèi gōng bàn Work with care rather than speed

Also

半年节 Bàn nián jié Half Year Festival

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