Meaning of 帛

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English Definition: silk
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (cloth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ bái ] white; clear, pure, unblemished; bright
    • [ jīn ] cloth, curtain, handkerchief, towel
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Example Words
财帛 cái wealth; money
化干戈为玉帛 huà gān wéi lit. to exchange weapons of war for gifts of jade and silk (idiom); fig. to turn hostility into friendship
布帛 cloth and silk; cotton and silk textiles
竹帛 zhú bamboo and silk writing materials (before paper)
帛画 huà painting on silk
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Example Sentences
At the same time another kind of paper was developed, made from silk.
Cloths in ancient China were mainly composed of leather, linen and silks .
This is why Palau has become a popular destination for adventurous travelers.
You can see everything from sharks and jellyfish to giant sea clams and turtles. Palau is a wonderful place to go for all of your underwater adventures.
The US was one of four members to abstain, along with Haiti, Israel and Palau.