lì beautiful

Made up of [ zhǔ dot radical 3, one radical 1, jiōng covering box radical 13]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Originally a complex character of a beautiful deer with pendants now much simplified to just a pair of pendants

Related characters


Using zhǔ : tài (too) yù (jade) wū (crow) yì (justice) zhōu (prefecture) zhǔ (owner) zhù (to live) dì (younger brother) bái (bright) sháo (spoon) duì (to cash) lìng (to order) yóu (outstanding) liáng (good) pù (store) wèi (do)
Using : bǐng (third in order) chǒu (shameful) dé (virtue) huò (maybe) qiě (and) shì (life) yǔ (to give) zhèng (correct) bù (no; not) dàn (dawn) bǎi (hundred)
Using jiōng : shàng (still) gāng (ridge) jiàn (see)

Sounds same

lì (strength) lì (stand) lì (sharp) lì (strict) lì (to experience)

Different tone

lí (Fire) lǐ (inside) lǐ (ceremony) lǐ (texture) lǐ (plum)

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