běi north

Made up of [ spoon; ladle radical 21]
Used as component in : chéng

Note

Possibly two people sitting back to back - suggesting back away from the sunny south
Number of strokes: 5

Related characters


Also uses component: cǐ (this) huà (to make into) huá (splendid) huā (flower) lǎo (venerable) ne (and you?) néng (to be able to) sǐ (die) tā (it)

Different tone

bēi (cup) bèi (shell)

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Pronunciation

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Provinces

北京 Beijing
河北 Hebei
湖北 Hubei

Cities

淮北 Huaibei, Anhui
北京 Beijing City, Beijing
北海 Beihai, Guangxi
北安 Bei'an, Heilongjiang

Proverbs

天南地北 tiān nán dì běi Places or opinions that are very far apart
南辕北辙 nán yuán běi zhé Doing the opposite of what was intended. The carriage points one way but the ruts in the road force it to go the other way. A foolish and futile plan.

Also

台北市 Táiběi Shì Taipei