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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Fish for good fortune

Fish for good fortune

Culture

Fish ( ) have been a frequently used symbol for good fortune for centuries. This is because means ?surplus; abundance? and so a picture of a fish is a wish for prosperity. They are often eaten at Chinese New Year partly as a symbol for a wish for abundance in the coming year.
Chinese proverb

Proverb

Fēng chuī cǎo dòng [feng chui cao dong]
wind blow grass move
The wind causes the grass to move
A minor repercussion of a larger action. A trifling consequence
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