guī tortoise; turtle


Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

A simplified picture of a tortoise, the simplified form has a head, shell and tail, the traditional form has two legs
Number of strokes 7

Sounds same

guī (to return) guī (jade tablet)

Different tone

guǐ (ghost) guì (precious)

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Also

guī tortoise

Largest city

The modern city of Xi'an stands on the site of the great city of Chang'an, the largest city in the world for many centuries. It had a vast city wall and the population was over one million. It reached its peak during the Tang dynasty with traders living in the cosmopolitan city attracted over the Silk Road that ended here. Vast quantities of food needed to be brought from southern China to feed the city's population.
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