zài to carry; to convey; to load

Made up of [ chē vehicle radical 159, shí ten; 10 radical 24, spear radical 62]

Note

The radical is for a 'vehicle' and phonetic 'zai' which is conveniently composed of 'ten' and 'people' so both combine to suggest carrying a heavy load

Related characters


Using chē : liàng (collective word for vehicles) jiào (comparatively)
Using shí : bàn (half) dé (virtue) gǔ (ancient) mài (sell) shén (what) zhī (to support) dùn (shield) zhí (straight) zǎo (early)
Using : wǒ (I (me)) chéng (to succeed) huò (maybe) wǔ (martial) zhǎo (to try to find) jiān (narrow) zhàn (to fight) dài (to respect) wù (fifth (ordinal))

Sounds same

zài (again) zài (exist)

Different tone

zāi (disaster)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

水能载舟,亦能覆舟 shuǐ néng zài zhōu, yì néng fù zhōu Forces and people can have positive and negative influences
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History

After the trauma of the Qin dynasty it was the succeeding Han dynasty that established China as a stable nation. Many Imperial institutions inaugurated at this time lasted for the next two thousand years. Together with the Tang and Ming it is considered one of the great periods of Chinese history.
Wed 30th Aug

Ban on lunchtime booze

Arguably Guizhou's most famous export is Maotai liquor. It's a potent distilled spirit made from fermented sorghum and often used for toasts at banquets for visiting dignitaries. It's also very expensive.

Now the central government has put on a ban for Guizhou local government employees from taking a lunchtime tipple. Not just maotai but all alcoholic drinks are banned - unless special dispensation is given. It's part of a government initiative to improve efficiency in local government. It's no longer going to be acceptable to doze through the afternoon in a semi-drunken stupor!


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