pǐ bolt of cloth; classifier for horses; be equal to

Made up of [ fāng basket radical 22]
Number of strokes 4

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Using fāng : fěi (bandit)

Sounds same

Different tone

pí (hops)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

单枪匹马 dān qiāng pǐ mǎ Taking on the offensive on your own

Concubines

In Imperial China a man would marry one woman but he could also take concubines. They acted as a subordinate class of women under the control of the wife. However, if a concubine produced children these were treated just the same as the wife's children. Dowager Empress Cixi is the most famous concubine.
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