wài outside; in addition; foreign

Made up of [ sunset; evening radical 36, divination; prophesy radical 25]

Note

Consists of 'evening' and 'divination', as divination was only carried out durign the day this gives the meaning of something unusual, foreign or 'outside' normality
Number of strokes 5

Related characters


Using : yè (night) suì (year) míng (name) duō (many) duō (many)
Using : zhuō (table) zhān (to observe)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

家丑不可外扬 jiā chǒu bù kě wài yáng Keep family problems within the family
节外生枝 jié wài shēng zhī New problems pop up unexpectedly
月到中秋分外明, 每逢佳节倍思亲 yuè dào zhōng qiū fèn wài míng, měi féng jiā jié bèi sī qīn Longing to see family far away

hé what; how; why

Made up of [ rén Person (radical) radical 9, kě can; may; able to]

Origin

The radical gives the idea of person, 'ke' supplies a rough phonetic
Full information for
Thu 22nd Dec 2016

Smog forcing city re-design

As a considerable proportion of China is swathed in toxic smog planners are considering how to combat the problem. One proposed solution is to move people and businesses away from the suburbs of Beijing into outlying districts. The move would give people shorter commutes and lower the density of people in polluted areas. In the last 18 years energy consumption has doubled and the number of cars tripled (Oh for the Halcyon days of bicycles)! The long term plan is for Beijing's population to be capped at 23 million.


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