tài too; excessive

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

Note

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)

Sounds same

tài

Different tone

tái (typhoon)

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Pronunciation

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

Cities

太原 Taiyuan, Shanxi

People

慈禧太后 Dowager Empress Cixi
元太祖 Genghis Khan

Phrases

太太 tài tài Mrs.
太太 tài tài Mrs.

Also

太极 tàijí Tai Ji
Tue 7th Mar

Urban plans change

Any recent visitor to China will have come away astonished by the pace of change. Huge, new buildings pop-up everywhere. The government has a strategy of planned construction of whole new urban centers. While the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) of Deng Xiaoping's era have prospered there is now more than example of how this strategy has failed to deliver. Ordos has been widely featured as a modern ghost town because a local boom from coal mining did not take place. Other developments within Tianjin, Kunming cities and at Yingkou, Liaoning have also failed to find take-up by companies. The government strategy seems to be moving from designating new cities to develop to following industrial development - only putting new urban cities where there is a demonstrable need for them.


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Warring States

Warring States

History

The second part of the Zhou dynasty was known for incessant warfare between kingdoms. It was time of great importance to China as the philosophical traditions were developed that went on to dominate the next two thousand years. The first unification of China as a large nation state then followed.
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