xuě snow

Made up of [ rain radical 173]

Note

Includes both 'rain' and 'broom' so it is rain that can be brushed away: snow

Related characters


Using : léi (thunder) líng (zero)

Different tone

xué (study) xué (cave) xué (narrow)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

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
Chinese proverb

Proverb

Rén shān rén hǎi [ren shan ren hai]
person mountain person sea
Huge crowds of people
Imperial servants - the eunuchs

Imperial servants - the eunuchs

History

For over two thousand years the Chinese Emperor was served by a large number of Imperial servants who had castrated as young boys. With no possibility of having children themselves they were seen as having more loyalty to the Emperor than the Emperor's often scheming family. Some eunuchs became fabulously rich as a result of their total control of access to the Emperor.
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