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.
Number of strokes: 7

Related characters


Also uses dāo component: bié (to leave) cè (toilet) chāo (to exceed) dào (arrive) gāng (hard) jù (drama) kān (to print) lí (pear) qián (front) shī (lion) zé (conjunction used to express contrast with a previous sentence or clause)
Also uses component: ǎi (low) chéng (to ride) 稿 gǎo (manuscript) hé (together) jì (season) qiú (autumn) shuì (taxes) xiāng (fragrant) zū (to hire)

Sounds same

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

Different tone

lí (Fire) lí (pear) 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 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

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