jié seal (of document)

Note

Picture of a seal of a document, now only used as a radical - nearly always on right hand side
Number of strokes 2

Radical

Index 26 used in: bào (to announce)

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Sounds same

jié (joint) jié jié (knot)

Different tone

jiē (street) jiě (elder sister)

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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.
double happiness

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