hēi black

Made up of [ huǒ fire (as radical) radical 86, earth; soil radical 32]

Note

Black ink is usually made from soot, which can be collecting on glass held over a flame
Number of strokes: 12

Related characters


Also uses huǒ component: chǎo (to sauté) diǎn (spot) zhào (according to) zhēng (to steam) zhǔ (to cook)
Also uses component: chéng (city) dì (earth) guī (jade tablet) guī (jade tablet) jiāng (border) kuài (piece) lǐ (inside) líng (mound) qù (go) shèng (holy) sì (Buddhist temple) zài (exist) zhì (to arrive) zhōu (surname Zhou) zǒu (walk) zuò (sit) zuò (seat)

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Pronunciation

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

Provinces

黑龙江 Heilongjiang

Proverbs

近朱者赤,近墨者黑 jìn zhū zhě chì, jìn mò zhě hēi Taking on the color of the company kept. Adapt to surroundings
天下乌鸦一般黑 tiān xià wū yā yī bān hēi Bad people are all the same. You find bad people everywhere

Also

hēi black
Quintessence of the Nation

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Culture

Traditional Chinese Opera was the entertainment of all Chinese over many centuries. A long evening performance contains elements of drama, music, comedy, acrobatics and martial arts. Each region has its own distinctive form. Over time complex movements have been given specific meanings as a very sparse set is used open on three sides. The art form has inspired many Western composers to emulate the style.
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