suì year; age

Made up of [ shān mountain radical 46, sunset; evening radical 36]
Alternative traditional form of character:


Simplified from a 'walking' and phonetic, the simpler form uses 'mountain' and 'sunset' suggesting passage of time

Related characters

Using shān : dǎo (island) àn (bank)
Using : wài (outside) yè (night) míng (name) duō (many) duō (many)

Different tone

suī (although) suī (rap) suí (Sui) suí

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岁时 suì shí seasons
Giant Pandas of China

Giant Pandas of China


The emblematic Giant Panda acts as China's ambassador in many leading zoos around the world. A captive breeding programme has proved effective in bringing the cutest of animals back from the brink of extinction.
Chinese proverb


Hǔ jiǎ hǔ wēi [hu jia hu wei]
fox fake tiger power
A fox will pretend to have the power of a tiger. The story is that a fox followed a tiger in a parade. The animals panicked and the fox claimed that this was because they were frightened of the fox not the tiger
A trick of cunning to appear more powerful
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