guì precious; expensive; costly

Made up of [ bèi shell; precious; cowrie shell radical 154]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

A picture of a basket holding precious things: cowrie shells once used as currency
Number of strokes: 9

Related characters


Also uses bèi component: cè (toilet) pín (poor) shǎng (to hand down) tiē (to stick) yuán (person) zhēn (chaste)

Different tone

guī (to return) guī (tortoise) guī (jade tablet) guǐ (ghost)

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Pronunciation

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Provinces

贵洲 Guizhou

Cities

贵阳 Guiyang, Guizhou

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