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

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