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


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

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

yuán primary; first; dollar

Made up of [ ér legs radical 10, èr two; 2 radical 7]

Origin

Compound of head on top of legs emphasizing the head hence primary, first
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