hái child

Made up of [ child; sage; seed radical 39, hài 12th earthly branch ]

Note

The child radical gives the meaning, and 'hai' the phonetic
Number of strokes 9

Related characters


Using : hǎo (good) xué (study) kǒng (great) hēng (prosperous) jì (season) sūn (grandson) zì (letter) lǐ (plum) xiào (filial piety or obedience)
Using hài : hāi (sound of sighing)

Sounds same

hái (still)

Different tone

hāi (sound of sighing) hǎi (sea) hài (12th earthly branch)

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Also

孩子 hái zi children
Chinese proverb

Proverb

Shēng mǐ zhǔ chéng shú fàn [sheng mi zhu cheng shu fan]
produce rice cook accomplish well-cooked food
The rice has already been cooked
What has been done can not be done again. Actions have already been taken that can not be reversed
What's done is done

Hot and cold foods

The Chinese have always put importance on balancing foods in meals that goes back to the concept of yin and yang. According to tradition 'hot' and 'cold' refers not to temperature but the property of the food. Obviously chillies are hot and bananas are cold. Less obviously beef and chocolate sweets are considered 'hot' while pears and shrimps are 'cold'. A good dish and a good meal will seek to balance hot and cold ingredients.
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