wài outside; in addition; foreign

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


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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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
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