lì beautiful

Made up of [ zhǔ dot radical 3, one radical 1, jiōng covering box radical 13]
Similar looking characters : yǔ (rain)
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
Number of strokes: 7

Related characters


Also uses zhǔ component: bái (bright) bàn (half) bīng (ice) dì (younger brother) duì (to cash) liáng (good) lìng (to order) pù (store) sháo (spoon) shù (method) sū (revive) tài (too) wèi (do) wū (crow) yì (justice) yóu (outstanding) yù (jade) zhōu (prefecture) zhù (to live) zhǔ (owner) zì (from)
Also uses component: bǎi (hundred) bǐng (third in order) bù (no; not) chǒu (shameful) dàn (dawn) dé (virtue) huà (to draw) huò (maybe) jiāng (border) kāi (begin) liǎng (pair) měng (Mongol) miè (to extinguish) qiě (and) shì (life) yǔ (to give) zài (again) zhèng (correct)
Also uses jiōng component: gāng (ridge) jiàn (see) liǎng (pair) nán (south) nèi (inner) shàng (still) shāng (commerce) tóng (same) wǎng (net) yǔ (rain) zài (again) zhōu (surname Zhou)

Sounds same

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

Different tone

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

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Cities

丽江 Lijiang, Yunnan

Proverbs

富丽堂皇 fù lì táng huáng To have the best of good fortune
double happiness

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