jú tangerine; orange

Made up of [ wood; wooden radical 75, lucky; propitious ]


Alternative shortened form for tangerine, wood radical with 'ji' as rough phonetic
Number of strokes 10

Related characters

Using : chá (tea) lái (arrive) qí (board game) běn (root) cǎi (color) shù (tree) wèi (not yet) xiāng (each other) song (Song) zhuō (table) yǐ (chair) gān (pole) xián (to stay idle) qīn (parent) lǐ (plum) zhī (branch) zhí (to plant) bǎn (board) lóu (multi-story building) xiào (school) jī (machine)
Using : xǐ (to be fond of) jié (knot)

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Fish for good fortune

Fish for good fortune


Fish ( ) have been a frequently used symbol for good fortune for centuries. This is because means ?surplus; abundance? and so a picture of a fish is a wish for prosperity. They are often eaten at Chinese New Year partly as a symbol for a wish for abundance in the coming year.



Along with many other things the Chinese lay claim to the invention of the kite. Kite flying remains very popular in China and many can be seen flying in public parks. In the past they have been used for military purposes but fishing is probably the most ancient use.
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