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

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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; good actions
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 tiāntiān qìhǎo The weather is good today

Taiwan

The island of Taiwan has for centuries been ruled by different peoples. Up until the 17th century indigineous tribes ruled, Then the Dutch took it as a trading port. The remnants of the Ming dynasty under Guoxingye took it from the Dutch and then the Manchu Qing dynasty took it in 1683 when it first came part of China. The French took control very briefly in 1884. Then control passed to Japan who ruled 1895 until 1945. It was the Nationalist leader Chiang Kaishek who fled there is 1949 as a government in exile. The conflicts with the Peoples Republic have gradually diminished only recently.
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