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)
Also uses component: ǎi (low) 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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Lushan in northern Jiangxi is just south of the Yangzi. It is a high mountain at 4,836 feet [1,474 meters] where many visitors over the centuries have admired the misty views over Poyang Lake. In colonial times foreigners sought refuge from the fierce heat of summer. Chairman Mao held some important strategy meetings on its commanding slopes.
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