hǎi sea

Made up of [ shuǐ water radical 85]

Note

Derives from 'water' and an unending supply of mother's milk

Related characters


Using shuǐ : jiǔ (wine) fǎ (law) mǎn (to fill) zé (pool) zhì (to rule) qiǎn (shallow) hàn (perspiration) méi (have not) qīng (clear) pào (bubble) hóng (flood) gǎng (harbor) qì (steam)

Different tone

hāi (sound of sighing) hái (still) hái (child) hài (12th earthly branch)

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Pronunciation

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Provinces

上海 Shanghai
海南 Hainan
青海 Qinghai

Cities

珠海 Zhuhai, Guangdong
海口 Haikou, Hainan
乌海 Wuhai, Inner Mongolia
海门 Haimen, Jiangsu
威海 Weihai, Shandong
上海 Shanghai City, Shanghai
北海 Beihai, Guangxi
琼海 Qionghai, Hainan

Proverbs

八仙过海,各显神通 bā xiān guò hǎi, gè xiǎn shén tōng Everyone has their own special skills to contribute
刀山火海 dāo shān huǒ hǎi An extremely difficult and dangerous situation
凡人不可貌相, 海水不可斗量 fán rén bù kě mào xiàng, hǎi shuǐ bù kě dòu liàng Judging by appearance is dangerous
海纳百川 hǎi nà bǎi chuān We all shared a common destiny
人不可貌相,海水不可斗量 rén bù kě mào xiàng, hǎi shuǐ bù kě dǒu liáng First appearances can be deceptive
人山人海 rén shān rén hǎi Huge crowds of people

Phrases

上海 shàng hǎi Shanghai

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