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
Traditional medicine in China

Traditional medicine in China

Culture

Thousands of years of seeking cures to illness in China has led to a wide range of traditional medicines and procedures being discovered. Nowadays traditional medicine is used for minor ailments and when western medicine fails.
I Ching (Yi Jing) ancient Chinese fortune telling

I Ching (Yi Jing) ancient Chinese fortune telling

Culture

In ancient China the Emperor would do very little without consulting the Yi Jing (I Ching). The Imperial court had experts to interpret the answers given by this method of Divination. Because it produces a set for 'now' and also a 'change' it is called the Book of Changes and contains explanations of the transformation.
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