rùn leap

Made up of [ mén entrance; gate radical 169, jade radical 96]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Originally represented an extra gate into the city with modern 'precious' association with jade, gives the meaning 'surplus' and in particular the extra leap month inserted in the traditional calendar

Related characters


Using mén : mén (s) wèn (ask) wén (to hear) xián (to stay idle) jiàn (gap)
Using : quán (all) zhǔ (owner) zhù (to live) wán (toy) lǐ (texture) xiàn (to appear)

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Chinese proverb

Proverb

驴唇
Lǖ chún bù duì mǎ zuǐ [lu chun bu dui ma zui]
donkey lips no match horse mouth
Donkey's lips do not fit a horse's mouth
Something that is out of place and inappropriate
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