guī to return; to go back to; to give back to

Made up of [ snout radical 58]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Related characters


Using : dāng (to be) fù (woman)

Sounds same

guī (tortoise) guī (jade tablet)

Different tone

guǐ (ghost) guì (precious)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

改邪归正 gǎi xié guī zhèng Reject bad ways and turn to the good
落叶归根 luò yè guī gèn Returning to place of birth
树高千丈叶落归根 shù gāo qiān zhàng yè luò guī gēn People living far from home, will eventually comes back.

Dragon Boat

The dragon boat festival is held in June, its date follows the Chinese lunar calendar and so moves around each year. Most web sites will tell you that it celebrates the life of poet Qu Yuan [343 - 278 BCE] who committed suicide when false allegations were made against him. The legend is that people went out in boats looking for him, and hence the origin of the dragon boat festival. The festival however has older roots, the favorite kingly creature are Chinese dragons which hold mastery over all the waters, in ancient times people used to make offerings to the dragon kings to guarantee ample rain for the crops.
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Opium

The import of opium from India had a devastating effect on China. Although opium had been graown and used in China for centuries the import of huge quantities of the British controlled trade into Guangdong proved far more addicitive. It was the government officials who were most affected and even Dowager Empress Cixi used opium. Attempts to stop the trade led to two wars with Britain which China lost.
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