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 for success 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

China in Space

Since the 1960s China has quietly been builing up expertise and technology. China has already successfully landed a rover on the moon and has an orbiting space laboratory. In a race to put people on Mars it could well be China that gets there first.
Read More

Qinghai

The province of Qinghai is named after the lake that stands on its eastern edge. It is the largest lake in China and is at a high altitude of 10,500 feet [3,200 meters]. Its name means blue-green lake. The salty waters of the lake (it has no outflow) is home to many birds.
Read More
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 can help improve this page. Please visit our (secure) contact page to leave any comment. Thanks.

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

Copyright © Chinasage 2012 to 2018