zhēn chaste

Made up of [ bèi shell; precious; cowrie shell radical 154]

Note

The radical 'shell' suggests something intact and enclosed. Derivation may be from reading the future with a ritual vessel

Related characters


Using bèi : guì (precious) pín (poor) tiē (to stick) shǎng (to hand down)

Sounds same

zhēn (really)

Different tone

zhèn (Wood) zhèn

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Summer Resort

The Manchu rulers of China during the Qing dynasty were not content with just the Summer Palace and Forbidden City in the capital Beijing they also built an even larger extensive pleasure park at Chengde 150 miles to the north-east. Here they could escape the summer heat and practise horsemanship out in the hills and mountains. The resort was dotted with impressive replicas of buildings elsewhere in China including the Potala Palace, Lhasa.
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hài 12th earthly branch

Origin

Originally a picture of a wild pig
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