废寝忘食fèi qǐn wàng shí To be absorbed in work and study 饥不择食jī bù zé shí The starving aren't fussy over their food. Pragmatically taking what is available. 因噎废食yīn yè fèi shí Life does not come without risks. Risk of failure is not an argument for not trying
寒食节 hán shí jié Cold Food Festival
美 měi beautiful
Made up of [羊 yáng sheep; goat radical 123, 大 dà big; great; large; very radical 37]
Represents a combination of 'large' and 'sheep' possibly aluding to a peaceful disposition Full information for 美
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