jiē street

Made up of [ xíng permitted; to go; to travel radical 144, guī jade tablet ]


In the rather strange case the character 'xing' is split in two with the character for 'jade tablet' which usd to be the phonetic. Can be thought of as redoubled 'soil' in the middle of 'permit' suggesting a street,
Number of strokes 12

Related characters

Using guī : fēng (to confer)

Different tone

jié (joint) jié jié (seal (of document)) jié (knot) jiě (elder sister)

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The Chinese language is ideally suited for writing poems. The long history of Chinese has allowed poems written over two thousand years ago to be appreciated even today. The characters provide a concise method for conveying impressions and emotion.
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