běi north

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


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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北京 Beijing
河北 Hebei
湖北 Hubei


淮北 Huaibei, Anhui
北京 Beijing City, Beijing
北海 Beihai, Guangxi
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天南地北 tiān nán dì běi Places or opinions that are very far apart


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