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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yuē to speak; to say

Made up of [ kǒu mouth radical 30]

Origin

A picture of a mouth with a tongue inside it - the middle stroke does not touch the right side to distinguish it from 'ri' (sun)

Radical

Index 73 used in: used in: gèng (more) ; hé (why)
Full information for
Sat 30th Dec 2017

China ban on all ivory trade comes into force

For a very long time ivory from Africa has been smuggled into China where after it is carved it is often falsely labeled 'antique' so it can be sold. With increasing affluence in China the market in ivory had grown with the result that poachers in Africa have established a lucrative illegal market.

Moves by the Chinese government have driven the trade underground and the price for ivory has dropped and from 1st January 2018 a total ban on ivory trade is to be enforced involving the shutting down of the few remaining workshops.

China used to have a considerable population of Asian elephants but killing and habitat erosion has now restricted the pachyderms to only a few places in Yunnan. There are believed to be only 250 of them but numbers have started to rise.


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