利 lì sharp; favorable; advantage
Made up of [刂 dāo
radical 18, 禾 hé
NoteCombining '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.
Using 刂 dāo
: 前 qián (front) 刚 gāng (hard) 刊 kān (to print) 别 bié (to leave) 到 dào (arrive)
Using 禾 hé
: 秋 qiú (autumn) 和 hé (together) 香 xiāng (fragrant) 季 jì (season) 矮 ǎi (low) 稿 gǎo (manuscript) 租 zū (to hire) 税 shuì (taxes)
Sounds same力 lì (strength)
立 lì (stand)
厉 lì (strict)
丽 lì (beautiful)
历 lì (to experience)
Different tone离 lí (Fire)
里 lǐ (inside)
礼 lǐ (ceremony)
理 lǐ (texture)
李 lǐ (plum)
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利玛窦 Matteo Ricci
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
The lotus is an emblem with strong Buddhist links. As the plant grows in mud and muck and yet produces a pure white flower it is considered a metaphor for favorable transformation.
直 zhí straight; to straighten; fair and reasonable
Made up of [目
mù eye radical 109, 十
shí ten; 10 radical 24, 丨
gǔn line radical 2]
OriginCan be thought of as ten eyes judging the straightness of a lineFull information for 直
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