péng friend

Made up of [ yuè moon; month radical 74, yuè moon; month radical 74]

Note

Originally two strings of identical shells but they have become a pair of moons
Number of strokes 8

Related characters


Using yuè : míng (bright) yǒu (have) néng (to be able to) qián (front) suí (Sui) gān (liver) qīng (green) jiāo (to glue) dǎn (the gall)
Using yuè : míng (bright) yǒu (have) néng (to be able to) qián (front) suí (Sui) gān (liver) qīng (green) jiāo (to glue) dǎn (the gall)

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Proverbs

交个朋友多条路,树个敌人多堵墙 jiāo gè péng you duō tiáo lù, shù gè dí rén duō dǔ qiáng It is better to make friends than enemies
酒肉朋友 jiǔ ròu péng yǒu Cupboard love. Fair weather friends

Phrases

朋友 péng yǒu friend

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