Meaning of 朴

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(Trad.: 樸)
Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (tree) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
    • [ bo ] divination, fortune-telling; prophecy
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  • Pinyin:
    English Definition: plain and simple; Taiwan pr. [pu2]
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    朴素 plain and simple; unadorned; simple living; not frivolous
    朴实 shí plain; simple; guileless; down-to-earth; sincere and honest
    质朴 zhì simple; plain; unadorned; unaffected; unsophisticated; rustic; earthy
    纯朴 chún variant of 淳朴
    古朴 simple and unadorned (of art, architecture etc)
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  • Pinyin: piáo
    English Definition: surname Piao; Korean surname (Park, Pak, or Bak); also pr. [Pu2]
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    朴智星 piáo zhì xīng Park Ji-sung (1981-), South Korean former footballer, played for Manchester United (2005-2012)
    朴槿惠 piáo jǐn huì Park Geun-hye (1952-), Korean politician, daughter of former dictator Park Chung-Hee 朴正熙 , president of Korea 2013-2017
    朴正熙 piáo zhèng Park Chung-Hee (1917-1979), South Korean military man and dictator, president 1963-1979, influential in developing Korean industry, murdered by his bodyguard
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  • Pinyin:
    English Definition: Celtis sinensis var. japonica
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    厚朴 hòu magnolia bark (bark of Magnolia officinalis)
    凹朴皮 āo bark of tulip tree (TCM); Cortex Liriodendri
    朴硝 xiāo (impure) mirabilite, Na2SO4x10H2O (used in TCM)
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Example Sentences
All through the years he led a simple life without worldly desires.
Living in the countryside, they lead a simple but happy life.
In this village, people are simple and kind, and they live a simple life.
I love my hometown because of its simple people and beautiful rural scenery.
The painting has a simple and atmospheric style, with a solemn atmosphere that leaves a deep impression on people.