维 wéi to preserve; to maintain; to hold together
Made up of [纟 sī
radical 120, 隹 zhuī
short-tailed bird; dove
NoteComposed of 'silk' and 'bird' suggesting a silken thread tied to a bird's leg to 'preserve' or 'maintain' it securely
Using 纟 sī
: 红 hóng (red) 给 gěi (give) 纸 zhǐ (paper) 经 jīng (Classic) 累 lèi (tired) 纲 gāng (guiding principle) 纷 fēn (numerous) 组 zǔ (to form) 绪 xù (beginnings) 结 jié (knot) 纪 jì (order) 纺 fǎng (fine woven silk fabric)
Using 隹 zhuī
: 难 nán (difficult) 谁 shéi (who)
Sounds same囗 wéi (proud)
Different tone为 wèi (do)
未 wèi (not yet)
位 wèi (position)
王维 Wang Wei
维妙维肖 wéi miaò wéi xiaò
Produce an image remarkably true to life; highly skilled
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Like most other things the Chinese invented their own version of the chess board game. There are strong reasons to suppose that the Chinese game 象棋
Xiangqi or 'elephant game' is closer to the original form. The absence of a 'queen' piece and the strange rules for 'cannons' make this just as challenging a game as the version played in the West.
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