雪 xuě snow
Made up of [
Note Includes both 'rain' and 'broom' so it is rain that can be brushed away: snow
Using 雨 yǔ
雷 léi (thunder) 零 líng (zero) Different tone
学 xué (study)
穴 xué (cave)
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冰天雪地 bīng tiān xuě dì
Encountering adverse conditions
雪里送炭 xuě lǐ sòng tàn
To offer assistance when it is needed
雪上加霜 xuě shàng jiā shuāng
To add to misfortunes unnecessarily
The ancient tradition of
has been far reaching for thousands of years. It is still practiced today, particularly for choosing the site for buildings and graves. With the goal of harmony and balance with nature, it has excellent environmental credentials.
in Chinese is easier than in many other languages. In our complete guide to the numbers we include the traditions associated them. Do you know why 4 was unlucky but 8 lucky?
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