pǐ bolt of cloth; classifier for horses; be equal to

Made up of [ fāng basket radical 22]
Number of strokes 4

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Using fāng : fěi (bandit)

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pí (hops)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

单枪匹马 dān qiāng pǐ mǎ Taking on a difficult task on your own
Fish for good fortune

Fish for good fortune

Culture

Fish ( ) have been a frequently used symbol for good fortune for centuries. This is because means ?surplus; abundance? and so a picture of a fish is a wish for prosperity. They are often eaten at Chinese New Year partly as a symbol for a wish for abundance in the coming year.

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