jì season; the last month of a season

Made up of [ child; sage; seed radical 39, grain radical 115]

Note

Combines grain over child and so suggests growth and the passing seasons
Number of strokes: 8

Related characters


Also uses component: biān (to exist) hái (child) hǎo (good) hēng (prosperous) kǒng (great) lǐ (plum) sūn (grandson) xiào (filial piety or obedience) xué (study) zì (letter)
Also uses component: ǎi (low) 稿 gǎo (manuscript) hé (together) lì (sharp) qiú (autumn) shuì (taxes) xiāng (fragrant) zū (to hire)

Sounds same

jì (border) jì (already) jì (snout) jì (order) jì (to record) jì (skill)

Different tone

jī (fowl) jī (machine) jí (lucky) jí (and) jǐ (how many) jǐ (self)

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Pronunciation

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Culture

Frogs and toads are valued in China because they keep down insect pests on crops. In some regions their name is similar to qián 'money, coin' and this has given them an assoication with good fortune and luck.
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