红 hóng red
Made up of [纟 sī
radical 120, 工 gōng
Alternative traditional form
of character: 紅
NoteCombines 'silk' with 'work' giving the concept of extra work needed to dye silk red
Using 纟 sī
: 给 gěi (give) 纸 zhǐ (paper) 经 jīng (Classic) 维 wéi (to preserve) 累 lèi (tired) 纲 gāng (guiding principle) 纷 fēn (numerous) 组 zǔ (to form) 绪 xù (beginnings) 结 jié (knot) 纪 jì (order) 纺 fǎng (fine woven silk fabric)
Using 工 gōng
: 左 zuǒ (left) 经 jīng (Classic) 功 gōng (accomplishment)
Sounds same洪 hóng (flood)
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我有六张红票 wǒ yǒu liù zhāng hóng piào
I have six red tickets
红的 hóng de
Bats are commonly used in handicrafts, paintings and artwork to give a wish for good luck. This is because 'bat' and 'good luck' sound the same in Chinese.
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