bàn half; semi-; incomplete

Made up of [ shí ten; 10 radical 24]


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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