桔 jú tangerine; orange
Made up of [木 mù
radical 75, 吉 jí
NoteAlternative shortened form for tangerine, wood radical with 'ji' as rough phonetic
Number of strokes 10
Using 木 mù
: 茶 chá (tea) 来 lái (arrive) 棋 qí (board game) 本 běn (root) 彩 cǎi (color) 树 shù (tree) 未 wèi (not yet) 相 xiāng (each other) 宋 song (Song) 桌 zhuō (table) 椅 yǐ (chair) 杆 gān (pole) 闲 xián (to stay idle) 亲 qīn (parent) 李 lǐ (plum) 枝 zhī (branch) 植 zhí (to plant) 板 bǎn (board) 楼 lóu (multi-story building) 校 xiào (school) 机 jī (machine)
Using 吉 jí
: 喜 xǐ (to be fond of) 结 jié (knot)
Different tone句 jù (sentence)
You will often see the character for good fortune 褔 fú
on decorations and gifts. 'Fu' is also associated with bats and oranges and this needs a little explanation
The traditional Lantern festival
in China is held at the end of the Chinese New Year celebrations. It is held on the first full moon after the New Year and so is two weeks later. This is rather similar to the old tradition of Twelfth Night which is a party that marks the end of the Christmas Holiday. As well as lighting many lanterns, traditional lion dances are held. Read More
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