历 lì to experience; to undergo; to pass through
Made up of [厂 chǎng
cliff; factory; depot
radical 27, 力 lì
Alternative traditional form
of character: 歷
NoteThe cliff radical may suggest a path on a steep slope. Li is the phonetic but also contributes idea of endeavor through 'strength'.
Number of strokes 4
Using 厂 chǎng
: 反 fǎn (contrary) 厉 lì (strict) 原 yuán (former) 岸 àn (bank) 盾 dùn (shield)
Using 力 lì
: 男 nán (male) 动 dòng (to use) 功 gōng (accomplishment) 劳 láo (to toil) 另 lìng (other) 为 wèi (do)
Sounds same力 lì (strength)
立 lì (stand)
利 lì (sharp)
厉 lì (strict)
丽 lì (beautiful)
Different tone离 lí (Fire)
里 lǐ (inside)
礼 lǐ (ceremony)
理 lǐ (texture)
李 lǐ (plum)
Stroke order for character 历, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license ➚
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