lì beautiful

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


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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丽江 Lijiang, Yunnan


富丽堂皇 fù lì táng huáng To have the best of good fortune
The famous Ming dynasty

The famous Ming dynasty


The most famous Chinese dynasty was the Ming dynasty. China built up a pre-eminent nation, with the greatest wealth, population and foreign trade. However by its end Europe had begun to make inroads in many areas and so marked a transition in world power.


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