běi north

Made up of [ spoon; ladle radical 21]

Note

Possibly two people sitting back to back - suggesting back away from the sunny south
Number of strokes: 5

Related characters


Also uses component: cǐ (this) huà (to make into) huá (splendid) huā (flower) lǎo (venerable) ne (and you?) néng (to be able to) sǐ (die) tā (it)

Different tone

bēi (cup) bèi (shell)

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Pronunciation

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Provinces

北京 Beijing
河北 Hebei
湖北 Hubei

Cities

淮北 Huaibei, Anhui
北京 Beijing City, Beijing
北海 Beihai, Guangxi
北安 Bei'an, Heilongjiang

Proverbs

天南地北 tiān nán dì běi Places or opinions that are very far apart

Also

台北市 Táiběi Shì Taipei

Yu the Great

A legendary figure of early Chinese history, Da Yu 大禹 is credited with founding the Xia dynasty in 2070BCE. He is mainly associated with the construction of early flood defenses along the Yellow River but there are no reliable historical documents for so early a date.
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Chinese proverb

Proverb

Jīn zhāo yǒu jiǔ jīn zhāo zuì [jin zhao you jiu jin zhao zui]
now palace have wine, now palace drunk
When have some wine, all will get drunk
Take advantage of good fortune while it is around
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