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)

< Previous radical 24 shí Next radical 26 jié >

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
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