fēi fly


Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

A simplified form of a long necked crane in flight
Number of strokes 3

Sounds same

fēi (coffee) fēi (to not be)

Different tone

fěi (bandit)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 飞
Stroke order for character 飞, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Proverbs

笨鸟先飞早入林 bèn niǎo xiān fēi zǎo rù lín It is important to be early to achieve success
飞蛾投火 fēi é tóu huǒ Heading for self destruction
飞黄腾达 fēi huáng téng dá Sudden rise to success and honour
飞禽走兽 fēi qín zǒu shòu Wildlife
鸡飞蛋打 jī fēi dàn dǎ Complete disaster
龙飞凤舞 lóng fēi fèng wǔ Flamboyant. Lively and vigorous

Phrases

飞机 fēi jī airplane

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