lèi tired; weary; to strain

Made up of [ tián field radical 102, silk radical 120]

Note

Originally meaning to 'pile up'. As it consists of 'field' and 'silk' it can be thought of as the traditional work of men and women
Number of strokes 11

Related characters


Using tián : nán (male) léi (thunder) māo (cat) lǐ (inside) mǔ (area) fú (good fortune) fù (rich) jiǎ (first in list) shēn (to extend) huà (to draw) sī (to think) dài (to respect)
Using : hóng (red) gěi (give) zhǐ (paper) jīng (Classic) wéi (to preserve) gāng (guiding principle) fēn (numerous) zǔ (to form) xù (beginnings) jié (knot) jì (order) fǎng (fine woven silk fabric)

Different tone

léi (thunder)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

干活不由东累死也无功 gàn huó bú yóu dōng lèi sǐ yě wú gōng Only work on what is needed to be done

The Silk Route

The transport of the delicate but non perishable fabric silk was one of the precious goods transported over the Silk Route. The name 'silk route' is a relatively modern creation as it was first used in the 19th century. It is misleading as it represents a whole network of roads that led into China through the Gansu corridor. It was most important in the Tang and Mongol dynasties.
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