bǐ spoon; ladle

Note

Picture of a ladle or spoon
Number of strokes 2

Radical

Index 21 used in: tā (it) ; huā (flower) ; huà (to make into) ; néng (to be able to) ; sǐ (die) ; lǎo (venerable) ; cǐ (this) ; ne (and you?)

< Previous radical 20 bāo Next radical 22 fāng >

Sounds same

bǐ (pen)

Different tone



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Chinese proverb

Proverb

望梅
Wàng méi zhǐ kě [wang mei zhi ke]
gaze plum stop thirst
Gaze at a plum to quench thirst
Vain hope for something unattainable

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