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


Using huǒ : zhǔ (to cook) diǎn (spot)
Using : zuò (seat) qù (go) lǐ (inside) zuò (sit) chéng (city walls) dì (earth) shèng (holy) zhì (to arrive) kuài (piece) zài (exist) guī (jade tablet) guī (jade tablet)

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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

Luding bridge

The taking of the Luding bridge on May 25th 1935 was portrayed as the most heroic event of the Communist Long March under Mao Zedong through Western China. The propaganda of the 1950s and 60s showed dozens of fearless troops grasping the chains above the surging Li river uner machine gun fire. The Communist Army was trapped on one bank of the river and faced annihilation if they stayed put. However the event was probably not as dramatic as it was portrayed; the resistance on the other bank of the river seems to have been fairly minimal.
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