tài too; excessive

Made up of [ big; great; large; very radical 37, zhǔ dot radical 3]


Picture of 'big' with an extra dot stroke making it signify excessive
Number of strokes 4

Related characters

Using : tiān (sky) qìng (celebrate) fū (husband) tóu (head) mò (do not) shí (real) shī (to lose) měi (beautiful) qí (strange) yāng (center)
Using zhǔ : yù (jade) lì (beautiful) wū (crow) yì (justice) zhōu (prefecture) zhǔ (owner) zhù (to live) dì (younger brother) bái (bright) sháo (spoon) duì (to cash) lìng (to order) yóu (outstanding) liáng (good) pù (store) wèi (do)

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Different tone

tái (typhoon)

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


太原 Taiyuan, Shanxi


慈禧太后 Dowager Empress Cixi
元太祖 Genghis Khan


太太 tài tài Mrs.
太太 tài tài Mrs.


太极 tàijí Tai Ji

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