bǔ divination; prophesy

Note

Probably denotes a crack on a tortoiseshell that was used for divination
Number of strokes 2

Radical

Index 25 used in: wài (outside) ; zhuō (table) ; zhān (to observe)

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Different tone

bù (no; not) bù (a step)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 卜
Stroke order for character 卜, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Proverbs

萝卜白菜,各有所爱 luó bo bái cài, gè yǒu suǒ ài Everyone has their own preferences
Quintessence of the Nation

Quintessence of the Nation

Culture

Traditional Chinese Opera was the entertainment of all Chinese over many centuries. A long evening performance contains elements of drama, music, comedy, acrobatics and martial arts. Each region has its own distinctive form. Over time complex movements have been given specific meanings as a very sparse set is used open on three sides. The art form has inspired many Western composers to emulate the style.

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