pá to crawl; to climb; to get up or sit up

Made up of [ zhuǎ claw , to long for; to wish; to cling to ]

Note

The 'claw' radical gives idea of slowly creeping and 'ba' the rough phonetic
Number of strokes 8

Related characters


Using : bā (supposition or suggestion) bǎ (to hold) bà (father)

Different tone

pà (to be afraid)

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Pronunciation

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Chinese proverb

Proverb

Bú pà lù cháng zhǐ pà zhì duǎn [bu pa lu chang zhi pa zhi duan]
not fear road long only fear aspire short
Not fear a long road; fear aspiration to start
Do not be afraid of a long road to success only be afraid of a shortage of ambition
Rome was not built in a day
Tue 3rd Jan

Firecracker ban

When Mr. Li set off 20,000 firecrackers to celebrate moving into his new, luxury house in Ziazing Zhejiang he was one of the first people to end up with a fine. Firecrackers have for centuries been used to celebrate festivals, birthdays and many other events. Concerns about air pollution and just as important noise pollution have led to some cities imposing bans. It will be interesting to see whether fines will be imposed on Chinese New Year which is now less than four weeks away.


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