白(bái)white

Chinese name: 白

Pinyin: bái

English name: white

Imagery: a white candle

History of radical: This radical is called white. In oracle bones it is a picture of a white flame. Characters with this radical relate to white and bright.

For example:

  • 百(bǎi): hundred
  • 皂(zào): soap
  • 皇(huáng): emperor

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