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. Adapting 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

Mandarin Chinese: The Rough Guide Phrasebook

book cover A well organised and useful phrasebook. Very useful for a business traveler or tourist. It has a dictionary of words and phrases with Chinese mandarin and characters as well as a shorter pinyin to English guide. This is followed by dialogue suggestions for common encounters: shopping, traveling and dining.
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