xì system; faculty

Different tone

西 xī (west) xī (sunset) xí (to practice) xǐ (box; bag) xǐ (to be fond of)

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Pronunciation

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Phrases

没关系 méi guān xì no problem

fèng phoenix

Made up of [ jǐ how many; small table; some radical 16]

Origin

Simplified form of bird in an enclosure, similar to homophone 'feng : wind'
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Chinese proverb

Proverb

临渴掘井
Lín kě jué jǐng [lin ke jue jing]
approach thirsty dig well
To start digging a well only when feeling thirsty
Begin to take measures when it is far too late
Failing to plan is planning to fail
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