huáng yellow


Alternative traditional form of character:

Sounds same

huáng (emperor)

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Pronunciation

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

Cities

黄石 Huangshi, Hubei

People

黄帝 Yellow Emperor

Proverbs

不到黄河不死心 bù dào Huáng hé bù sǐ xīn Keep going until you hit an insurmountable obstacle
飞黄腾达 fēi huáng téng dá Sudden rise to success and honour

Phrases

黄的 huáng de yellow one

Also

黄河 Huáng Hé Yellow River
huáng yellow
Growing rice in China

Growing rice in China

Culture

The cultivation of rice for food has been carried out in China for the last 10,000 years. Over this time about 50,000 different varieties have been bred selectively for every possible soil and climate type. Recently it has proved cheaper to import rice rather than grow it in China, so rather surprisingly China is a major importer of this staple food.

pào cannon; firecracker

Made up of [ huǒ fire, bāo to cover; to wrap; to hold]

Origin

Fire gives the idea and 'bao' gives rough phonetic and onomatopoeia for the 'bang' of a fire cracker
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