lè music; happy

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

Note

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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Pronunciation

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Cities

乐山 Leshan, Sichuan

People

永乐帝 Emperor Yongle

Proverbs

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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With the dragon dance and the dragon boat festival the Chinese dragon is still a common sight in China. Considered well-intentioned and not evil the dragons that control the rains have been the most important animal in Chinese symbolism for thousands of years.
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