lì sharp; favorable; advantage

Made up of [ dāo knife (radical) radical 18, grain radical 115]

Note

Combining 'knife' and 'grain' implies harvest and a good harvest is a great benefit to all. The sickle also needs to be sharp to harvest well.

Related characters


Using dāo : qián (front) gāng (hard) kān (to print) bié (to leave) dào (arrive)
Using : qiú (autumn) hé (together) xiāng (fragrant) jì (season) ǎi (low) 稿 gǎo (manuscript) zū (to hire) shuì (taxes)

Sounds same

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

Different tone

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

< Previous Next >

Pronunciation

Sound file kindly provided by shtooka.net under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike License

People

利玛窦 Matteo Ricci

Proverbs

利欲熏心 lì yù xūn xīn To be obsessed with the desire of profit at the expense of happiness
心旷神怡,事事顺利 xīn kuàng shén yí, shì shì shùn lì Feeling happy and relaxed

Canton trade

From 1685 until 1840 Guangzhou (called Canton by the foreigners) was the only place in China that trade with foreign ships could be made. Foreigners were not allowed to set foot on the mainland, only Shamian island and then on restricted days of the year. The corrupt Cohongs who acted as middlemen made huge profits out of the trade. The system was forcibly shutdown by the British in the Opium Wars.
Read More

Testimonial

“Thank you for your most helpful information!” Guizhou province.

Unsolicited comment from genuine visitor to Chinasage.
Share this page Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest

Chinasage is a new web resource, started in 2012, pages will be added, enhanced and re-formatted regularly. Please check back soon for updated information about China.

We would be most grateful if you have any comments or suggestions to help improve this page. Our contact page is also available if you have a longer comment. Just type in a quick remark here:

 

Citation information: Chinasage, 'Chinese character lì 利 sharp', , Web, http://www.chinasage.info/chars/fch_li_sharp.htm.

Copyright © Chinasage 2012 to 2017