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)

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Pronunciation

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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

Old coins

Ancient civilizations can often be identified from a use of standard coinage over many centuries. China can claim to have used coins continuously for 3,000 years and a standard coin the wuzhi - round with a square hole - was in circulation for 2,000 years.
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huà to make into; to change into; to transform

Made up of [ bǐ spoon; ladle radical 21, rén Person (radical) radical 9]

Origin

A person tumbling over suggesting change and transformation
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