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The Chinese word hei - 黑 - hēi
(black in Chinese)

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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English translations

black, dark

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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  ( hei / hēi ) with pronunciation (English translation: black )
The traditional Chinese characters of hēi are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.

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a fire...  |  ...turning everything above it into ash  |  memory aid:
黑 ( hei / hēi ) belongs to the 500 most common Chinese characters (rank 470)
Chinese example words containing the character 黑 ( hei / hēi )
黑暗 ( hēiàn = dark ), 黑板 ( hēibăn = blackboard ), 黑板擦 ( hēibăncā = blackboard eraser ), 黑龙江 ( Hēilóng Jiāng = Heilongjiang ),
More words that mean black in Chinese
( 墨 ), qīng ( 青 )
More words that mean dark in Chinese
àimèi ( 暧昧 ), àn ( 暗 ), hēiàn ( 黑暗 ), shēn ( 深 )

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