hái still; also

Made up of [ chuò walking radical 162, no; not; not ]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

It can be remembered as 'no' with the 'walking'radical to make 'still', the original form had no connection to 'no'.
Number of strokes 7

Related characters


Using chuò : yuǎn (far) jìn (to advance) yùn (to move) mí (to bewilder) mí (riddle) zhè (this) dào (road)

Sounds same

hái (child)

Different tone

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

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Pronunciation

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

Phrases

还是 hái shì or
还要青菜吗 hái yào qīng càimǎ Are there any more vegetables?
还要两碗米饭 hái yào liǎng wān mǐ fàn Also want two bowls of rice
Chinese proverb

Proverb

Kǒu shì xīn fēi [kou shi xin fei]
mouth OK feeling wrong
Say yes when mean no
To say the opposite of what you really think

Chinese Imperial Ideal

To some of the first European visitors to the Ming dynasty Imperial court the system seemed as close to the ideal of fair and just government. The Emperor was advised by the top intellectuals and was seen to take great care to rule the people wisely. This was close to the Socratic plea for rule by a Philosopher King as described in Plato's book The Republic. The Imperial court was imbued in high culture: painting, music, literature and calligraphy not the selfish, profane excesses of the monarchs back home in Europe.
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