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

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
Dragons, master of rain and water

Dragons, master of rain and water

Culture

The Chinese dragon is no fire-breathing monster, in China they are regarded as powerful but benevolent. As dragons are masters of rain, water and sea they need to be brought on your side if you want a good harvest, and so they need suitable offerings. The Dragon boat festival held near midsummer is when everyone used to seek to placate the dragon kings.

Chinese Language

Such an ancient language as Chinese has inevitably gathered very many characters and words that have histories going back hundred of years - far longer than any other currently spoken language. However the structure of Chinese language is quite easy to pick up and continues to be a source of fascination.
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