bié to leave; to depart; to separate

Made up of [ lìng other; another; separate , dāo knife (radical) radical 18]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Combination of 'other; separate' and 'knife' gives clear meaning of separation
Number of strokes: 7

Related characters


Also uses dāo component: cè (toilet) chāo (to exceed) dào (arrive) gāng (hard) jù (drama) kān (to print) lì (sharp) lí (pear) qián (front) shī (lion)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

别别具一格 bié jù yī gé Doing things your own way
不告而别 bù gaò ér bié Leave without saying goodbye
蜡烛照亮别人,却毁灭了自己 là zhú zhào liàng bié rén, què huǐ miè le zì jǐ Helping others at the cost of not looking after yourself

sī to think; to consider

Made up of [ tián field radical 102, xīn heart radical 61]

Origin

The top part represents a head (now drawn as a field). Head and heart (as radical) together suggests pondering,
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