pà to be afraid; to fear; to dread

Made up of [ xīn heart radical 61, bái bright; clear radical 106]

Note

The 'heart' radical indicates an emotion and 'white or bright' suggests turning white with fear as the blood drains away

Related characters


Using xīn : qíng (affection) jīng (to start) yì (to recollect) máng (busy) dǒng (to understand) lián (to pity)
Using bái : quán (spring) de (of)

Different tone

pá (to crawl)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

不怕路长只怕志短 bú pà lù cháng zhǐ pà zhì duǎn Do not be afraid of a long road to success only be afraid of a shortage of ambition
不怕慢就怕站 bú pà màn jiù pà zhàn Do not be afraid of slowing down as long as you keep going
初生之犊不怕虎 chū shēng zhī dú bù pà hǔ Innocent of the dangers involved
斧快不怕木柴硬 fǔ kuài bú pà mù chái yìng A talented person is not afraid of a difficult task
留得青山在,不怕没柴烧 liú dé qīng shān zài, bù pà méi chái shāo Do not despair, there is plenty of time and opportunity
没做亏心事,不怕鬼叫门 méi zuò kuī xīn shì, bù pà guǐ jiào mén If you have done nothing wrong, there is no worry over retribution
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