jī fowl; chicken

Made up of [ niǎo bird radical 196, yòu also; in addition; and radical 29]

Note

Represents hand and bird - a domestic bird hence hen or chickens
Number of strokes: 7

Related characters


Also uses niǎo component: dǎo (island) wū (crow) yā (duck)
Also uses yòu component: bào (to announce) dù (to pass) duì (right) fà (to send out) fǎn (contrary) hàn (chinese) huān (merry) jí (and) jiān (difficult) nán (difficult) qǔ (to take) shèng (holy) shòu (to receive) shù (tree) shuāng (pair) yǒu (friend) zé (pool) zhī (to support)

Sounds same

jī (machine)

Different tone

jí (lucky) jí (and) jǐ (how many) jǐ (self) jì (border) jì (already) jì (season) jì (snout) jì (order) jì (to record) jì (skill)

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Pronunciation

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Cities

鸡西 Jixi, Heilongjiang
宝鸡 Baoji, Shaanxi

Proverbs

鹤立鸡群 hè lì jī qún Being conspicuously different (often superior)
鸡飞蛋打 jī fēi dàn dǎ Complete disaster
鸡犬不宁 jī quǎn bù ning All in turmoil and excitement
嫁鸡随鸡, 嫁狗随狗 jià jī suí jī, jià gǒu suí gǒu Changing approach and actions according to who you are with
宁做鸡头,不当凤尾 nìng zuò jītóu, bù dāng fèng wěi Better to be leader of a humble organization than the stooge of a grand one
牛鼎烹鸡 niú dǐng pēng jī Inappropriate level of preparation. A minor event does not require such large preparation

Also

公鸡 gōng jī cockerel
野鸡 yě jī pheasant
Song dynasty

Song dynasty

History

The Song dynasty is a period of Chinese refinement and peace rather than military prowess. Great strides were taken in the creative arts and literature. Prosperity from the growing trade by sea rather than overland fueled the building of huge cities. The eventual conquest by the Mongol hordes brought the dynasty to a tragic close.
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