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

Made up of [ snout radical 58]
Alternative traditional form of character:
Number of strokes: 5

Related characters


Also uses component: 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 away will eventually comes back home
First British contacts with China

First British contacts with China

History

A survey of all the first British contacts to China up until 1700. These included 'pirates' like John Weddell who sought to force China into trading with England down the barrel of a cannon and John Webb a committed fan of everything about China.Regrettably this honeymoon period of relations did not last.

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