hǎo good; correct; OK

Made up of [ female; woman radical 38, child; sage; seed radical 39]

Note

Association of mother and child to stand for all things good
Number of strokes 6

Related characters


Using : ān (peace) nǚ (woman) tā (she) jiě (elder sister) fù (woman) mèi (younger sister) rú (as) shǐ (to begin) mā (mother) nǎi (milk) ǎi (low) yào (want) gū (paternal aunt) xìng (surname) lóu (multi-story building)
Using : xué (study) kǒng (great) hēng (prosperous) jì (season) sūn (grandson) zì (letter) lǐ (plum) hái (child) xiào (filial piety or obedience)

Different tone

hào (name)

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Pronunciation

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

Proverbs

好马不吃回头草 hǎo mǎ bù chī huí tóu cǎo Pride may forbid a person going back to his home town after failure. Do not dwell on past actions, progress forward
好人好事 haǒ rén haǒ shì Pleasant person who behaves well
学好三年,学坏三天 xué hǎo sān nián, xué huài sān tiān Falling into bad ways is far easier than keeping to the good
也要马儿好,也要马儿不吃草 yě yaò mǎ ér haǒ, yě yaò mǎ ér bù chī caǒ To prosper you must make compromises, you can not have it all your own way
好马不吃回头草 hǎo mǎ bù chī huí tóu cǎo Do not dwell on past actions, progress forward

Phrases

你好 nǐ hǎo Hello
你好吗 nǐ hǎo mǎ How are you?
今天天气好 jīn tiān tiān qì hǎo The weather is good today

lìng other; another; separate

Made up of [ lì strength radical 19, kǒu mouth radical 30]

Origin

Combining 'strength' and 'mouth' suggest biting to separate food and from this 'other'
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Chinese proverb

Proverb

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Nìng zuò jītóu, bù dāng fèng wěi [ning zuo jitou, bu dang feng wei]
serene make chicken head, no equal phoenix tail
Rather be a chicken's head than a phoenix's tail
Better to be leader of a humble organization than the stooge of a grand one
A big fish in a small pond
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