dāo knife (radical)

Note

Alternative form of knife - used as radical for many characters to do with cutting
Number of strokes 2

Radical

Index 18 used in: lì (sharp) ; qián (front) ; gāng (hard) ; kān (to print) ; bié (to leave) ; dào (arrive)

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Sounds same

dāo (knife)

Different tone

dǎo (fall) dǎo (island) dào (arrive) dào (road)
Full character form of this simplified radical: dāo

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Jade - China's precious gemstone

Jade - China's precious gemstone

Culture

Jade is highly valued in China, and much of Asia, above gold and diamonds. The gemstone that is harder than steel can be carved into exquisite shapes.

Catties

Tea was the most important export that was weighed in the traditional Chinese unit of measurement called a 'catty'. It is colloqually known as the Chinese pound and is about 1.1pounds. The modern weight is aligned to the metric system as exactly 500grams. The container for tea, a 'caddy', is believed to have been named after the measure. In China it is known as the jin the word catty probably came from the Malay word for 'jin'.
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