lè music; happy

Made up of [丿 piě 'slash' radical 4]
Alternative traditional form of character:


Original a picture of five drums for the five musical notes, now simplified to a music stand. The same character is used for 'joy' with different pronunciation

Related characters

Using 丿 piě : shǎo (less) hū (at) nǎi (to be) shī (to lose) wù (do not) yì (justice) zhī (him) zú (clan) jiǔ (long time) me (what) dì (younger brother) wù (fifth (ordinal))

Different tone

le ('completed')
Alternative pronunciation : lè

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乐山 Leshan, Sichuan


永乐帝 Emperor Yongle


安居乐业 ān jū lè yè Wishing you well in a new home
乐极生悲 lè jí shēng bēi All good things must come to an end
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