bǐ pen; brush

Made up of [ zhú bamboo radical 118, máo hair; fur; coin denomination radical 82]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

A combination of bamboo and hair to represent the traditional hair brush with a bamboo shaft. The traditional form had 'hand' instead of 'hair'
Number of strokes 10

Related characters


Using zhú : suàn (calculate) xiào (smile) jiàn (arrow) dì (ordinal (1st,2nd))

Sounds same

bǐ (spoon)

Different tone



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Pronunciation

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Thu 22nd Dec 2016

Smog forcing city re-design

As a considerable proportion of China is swathed in toxic smog planners are considering how to combat the problem. One proposed solution is to move people and businesses away from the suburbs of Beijing into outlying districts. The move would give people shorter commutes and lower the density of people in polluted areas. In the last 18 years energy consumption has doubled and the number of cars tripled (Oh for the Halcyon days of bicycles)! The long term plan is for Beijing's population to be capped at 23 million.


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