léi thunder

Made up of [ rain radical 173, tián field radical 102]
Made with 13 strokes.
The modern form combines the representation of rain and a field. The old form was a picture of a lightning bolt with wheels to represent the rumbling noise.

Related characters


Also uses component: líng (zero) lù (dew) xuě (snow)
Also uses tián component: chù (livestock) dài (to respect) diàn (electric) fù (rich) fú (good fortune) huà (to draw) huáng (yellow) jiǎ (first in list) jiāng (border) lèi (tired) lǐ (inside) māo (cat) mǔ (area) nán (male) shēn (to extend) sī (to think) yóu (to follow)

Different tone

lèi (tired)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 雷
Stroke order for character 雷, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Proverbs

大发雷霆 dà fā léi tíng Fly into a furious rage
雷声大,雨点小 léi shēng dà, yǔ diǎn xiǎo Overly portentous. Reality does not match expectations

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léi thunder