lǐ ceremony

Made up of [ shì spirit; altar radical 113, hidden; concealed; small radical 5]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Suggests a 'kneeling person' at an 'altar' and hence the meaning 'ceremony'

Related characters


Using shì : fú (good fortune) zǔ (grandfather)
Using : kǒng (great) chī (to eat) xí (to practice) yǐ (to use) 亿 yì (100,000,000) mài (sell) yì (skill) yì (to recollect) yě (also) mǎi (buy) jiǔ (nine) lìng (to order) hé (why)

Sounds same

lǐ (inside) lǐ (texture) lǐ (plum)

Different tone

lí (Fire) lì (strength) lì (stand) lì (sharp) lì (strict) lì (beautiful) lì (to experience)

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Pronunciation

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Tue 10th Apr

World's longest sea bridge in peril?

Concerns have been expressed about the stability of the sea bridge from Macau to Hong Kong that is planned to open (belatedly) later this year. An artificial island has been created where the traffic will go under the busy Pearl River shipping lanes in a tunnel. Summer storms have ripped up some of the island's outer defenses. Experts say the damage is superficial and the integrity of the island is not under threat.

When opened it will be the longest sea bridge in the world, dramatically cutting the time to travel from either side of the immensely busy Pearl River estuary.

/> (Photograph: Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Authority)
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