半 bàn half; semi-; incomplete
Made up of [十 shí
NoteThe character shows the division an ox into two along its length
Number of strokes 5
Using 十 shí
: 德 dé (virtue) 古 gǔ (ancient) 载 zài (to carry) 卖 mài (sell) 什 shén (what) 支 zhī (to support) 盾 dùn (shield) 直 zhí (straight) 早 zǎo (early)
Sounds same扮 bàn (to act)
Different tone板 bǎn (board)
版 bǎn (a register)
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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
bàn nián jié Half Year Festival
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