凤 fèng phoenix
Made up of [几 jǐ
how many; small table; some
Alternative traditional form
of character: 鳳
NoteSimplified form of bird in an enclosure, similar to homophone 'feng : wind'
Using 几 jǐ
: 船 chuán (boat) 机 jī (machine)
Different tone风 fēng (wind)
封 fēng (to confer)
Stroke order for character 凤, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license ➚
凤毛麟角 fèng máo lín jiǎo
Seeking the unobtainable
龙飞凤舞 lóng fēi fèng wǔ
Flamboyant. Lively and vigorous
宁做鸡头,不当凤尾 nìng zuò jītóu, bù dāng fèng wěi
Better to be leader of a humble organization than the stooge of a grand one
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