ba1
= b + a1
eight / 8
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Beelzebub: The guy with a finger, a banana and two big, bad, black balls

Soon, we'll be able to count to ten in Chinese! This character is quite simple, and both important in it's own right and as a component for other characters.

You'll notice there's a new character component here: , the finger. It has no pronunciation associated, so you can't use Pinyin to enter it on your computer, nor does it get it's own picture here on MandarinBanana. You'll remember it through seeing it in other characters. In fact, you don't need to remember that represents the finger now; just remember that is for "eight". When the time comes and you actually need to refer to , having seen it in will help you fit it into your web of knowledge, just as Olle Linge explains in his article about holistic learning.

However, if you want to learn something about the finger: This stroke has a name, and it's . Visit it's page and get familiar with it to integrate it into your brain, and to see if you can figure out why I chose the finger as it's representation.

For the pronunciation, is pronounced "ba1": "Beelzebub" is for the "b" and the "a1" part is represented by "in front of the Adziogol Lighthouse.


Composition: 八 = 丿 + ㇏

ba1 =
b + a1

eight / 8 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Mnemonic symbol: eightball.

Beelzebub (b-) is balancing two eightballs in front of the Adziogol Lighthouse (-a1): One on a banana (丿) and one on a finger (㇏). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


=
丿
+
丿
pie3 =
pi + e3

radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 4) / see 撇[pie3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of 丿

Pocahontas (pi-) is watching a giant banana (丿) inside the Erectheion (-e3). - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago


=
丿
+
xx5

character component without inherent meaning / see 捺 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

It's a finger! - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 2 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Wikimedia Commons:Stroke Order Project

八 order 4686bf9d8d42f790d1651148171e5475c05cfdc028f70e5b9b222d8027221fa8

appears as component in

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 1

Pronunciation: Gorodish elements and their mnemonics (what's this?)

b

Beelzebub - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago
a1

In front of the Adziogol Lighthouse - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 2 years ago

Words with


ba1

yue4

fen4
August

san1

ba1
International Women's Day 婦女節|妇女节[Fu4 nu:3 jie2], 8th March / foolish / stupid

ba1

yue4
August / eighth month (of the lunar year)

ba1

shi2
eighty / 80

ba1

mian4

ling2

long2
be smooth and slick (in establishing social relations)

chou3

ba1

guai4
ugly person / wretch

wang2

ba1
tortoise / cuckold / (old) male owner of a brothel / pimp

ba1

yin1

he2
musical box

ba1

cheng2
eighty percent / most probably / most likely

hu2

shuo1

ba1

dao4
to talk rubbish

ba1

jiao3
anise / star anise / aniseed / octagonal / Fructus Anisi stellati

qi1

ling2

ba1

luo4
(idiom) everything broken and in disorder

qi1

zui3

ba1

she2
lively discussion with everybody talking at once

ba1

gua4
the eight divinatory trigrams of the Book of Changes 易經|易经[Yi4 jing1] / gossip / gossipy

qi1

lao3

ba1

shi2
in one's seventies (age) / very old (of people)

ba1

fang1
the eight points of the compass / all directions

er4

ba1
16 / sixteen

luan4

qi1

ba1

zao1
everything in disorder (idiom); in a hideous mess / at sixes and sevens

ba1

ge1
crested mynah bird (Acridotheres cristatellus)

si4

mian4

ba1

fang1
in all directions / all around / far and near

ba1

xian1
the Eight Immortals

zheng4

jing1

ba1

bai3
sincere / serious

si4

ping2

ba1

wen3
everything steady and stable (idiom); overcautious and unimaginary

qi1

qi1

ba1

ba1
almost / nearing completion / bits and piece / of all kinds

si4

tong1

ba1

da2
roads open in all directions (idiom); accessible from all sides

shi2

you3

ba1

jiu3
most likely / mostly (in 8 or 9 cases out of 10) / vast majority

ba1

du4
octave

ba1

fen1

zhi1

yi1
one eighth

ba1

zi4
the character 8 or 八 / birthdate characters used in fortune-telling

shi2

ba1
eighteen / 18

za2

qi1

za2

ba1
an assortment / a bit of everything / lots of different (skills)

wu1

qi1

ba1

zao1
everything in disorder (idiom) / in a hideous mess / obscene / dirty / filthy

ban4

jin1

ba1

liang3
not much to choose between the two / tweedledum and tweedledee

shi2

zhi1

ba1

jiu3
most likely / mostly (in 8 or 9 cases out of 10) / vast majority

zheng4

er2

ba1

jing1
serious / earnest / real / true

ba1

jiu3

bu4

li2

shi2
pretty close / very near / about right

wu3

hua1

ba1

men2
myriad / all kinds of / all sorts of

wu1

qi1

ba1

zao1
variant of 烏七八糟|乌七八糟[wu1 qi1 ba1 zao1]

ba1

gu3
an essay in eight parts / stereotyped writing

ba1

guo2

lian2

jun1
Eight-Nation Alliance, involved in a military intervention in northern China in 1900

Example sentences for

 
we - king - earlier - fly - hundred thousand - eight thousand - li - (le)
Our king has already flown 108 000 li
 
top - eight - cave - immortals - middle - eight - cave - immortals - lower - eight - cave - immortals
The heaven immortals, the middle immortals, the earth immortals.

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