bái bright; clear; white

Made up of [ sun; day radical 72, zhǔ dot radical 3]
Similar looking characters : rì (sun)
Made with 5 strokes.
Combines a ray of light with 'sun' to mean 'bright'
Ancient small seal form Small seal

Related characters


Also uses component: céng (once) chāng (prosperous) chūn (spring) dàn (dawn) hūn (to marry) jiàn (gap) jiān (between) jǐng (bright) jiù (old) míng (bright) mò (do not) pǔ (general) qíng (clear sky) shì (is) shí (time) shǔ (heat) wǎn (evening) xiāng (fragrant) xīng (star) yáng (yang) yì (easy) yīn (sound) yǐng (picture) zǎo (early) zhào (according to) zhě (in process of) zhuō (table) zuì (most) zuó (previous)
Also uses zhǔ component: bàn (half) bīng (ice) dì (younger brother) duì (to cash) lì (beautiful) liáng (good) lìng (to order) pù (store) sháo (spoon) shù (method) sū (revive) tài (too) wǎng (towards) wèi (do) wū (crow) yì (justice) yóu (outstanding) yù (jade) zhōu (prefecture) zhù (to live) zhǔ (owner) zì (from)

Different tone

bǎi (hundred)

Radical

Index 106 used in: bǎi (hundred) ; de (of) ; huáng (emperor) ; pà (to be afraid) ; quán (spring)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 白
Stroke order for character 白, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

People

李白 Li Bai
白居易 Bai Juyi

Proverbs

白手起家 bái shǒu qǐ jiā To build up something from nothing
萝卜白菜,各有所爱 luó bo bái cài, gè yǒu suǒ ài Everyone has their own preferences
一犬吠影,白犬吠声 yī quǎn fèi yǐng, bǎi quǎn fèi shēng Blindly follow a trend without even knowing its origin
一穷二白 yī qióng èr bái A disparaging term for backwardness

Also

bái white