guǐ ghost; sly; crafty

Note

Picture of a man with an ugly face and a tail - a devil
Number of strokes 9

Radical

Index 194

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Different tone

guī (to return) guī (tortoise) guī (jade tablet) guì (precious)

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Pronunciation

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

Proverbs

没做亏心事,不怕鬼叫门 méi zuò kuī xīn shì, bù pà guǐ jiào mén If you have done nothing wrong, there is no worry over retribution
有钱能使鬼推磨 yǒu qián néng shǐ guǐ tuī mò Money can buy you anything

Also

鬼门开 Guǐ mén kāi Ghost Gate
guǐ ghost

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separate bank observe fire
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