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The Chinese word ba - 八 - bā
(eight in Chinese)

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Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 八 ( bā ) correctly?"

The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers.
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Chinese characters  ( ba / bā ) with pronunciation (English translation: eight )
The traditional Chinese characters of are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
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Usage as a radical
八 can also be used as a radical, i.e. as a sub-component of a Chinese character. It is then called bāzìpáng or bāzìtóu.

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八 ( ba / bā ) belongs to the 500 most common Chinese characters (rank 282)
Chinese example words containing the character 八 ( ba / bā )
八月 ( bāyuè = August )
Other characters that are pronounced bā in Chinese

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