wéi to preserve; to maintain; to hold together

Made up of [ silk radical 120, zhuī short-tailed bird; dove radical 172]

Note

Composed of 'silk' and 'bird' suggesting a silken thread tied to a bird's leg to 'preserve' or 'maintain' it securely

Related characters


Using : hóng (red) gěi (give) zhǐ (paper) jīng (Classic) lèi (tired) gāng (guiding principle) fēn (numerous) zǔ (to form) xù (beginnings) jié (knot) jì (order) fǎng (fine woven silk fabric)
Using zhuī : nán (difficult) shéi (who)

Sounds same

wéi (proud)

Different tone

wèi (do) wèi (not yet) wèi (position)

< Previous wéi Next wèi >

People

王维 Wang Wei

Proverbs

维妙维肖 wéi miaò wéi xiaò Produce an image remarkably true to life; highly skilled
Chinese characters

Chinese characters

Language

In this section we introduce a few common Chinese characters, explaining their origin. The long history of the written language is described and the way that all the many characters are characterized is set out.
Jade - China's precious gemstone

Jade - China's precious gemstone

Culture

Jade is highly valued in China, and much of Asia, above gold and diamonds. The gemstone that is harder than steel can be carved into exquisite shapes.
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