zhèn Wood

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zhèn

Different tone

zhēn (chaste) zhēn (really)

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Pronunciation

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zhī him; her; it

Made up of [丿 piě 'slash' radical 4]

Origin

Ancient pictogram of a foot and line suggesting going forward, so perhaps by extension an abstract 'living person' - someone moving
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Lucky Bats

Lucky Bats

Culture

Bats are commonly used in handicrafts, paintings and artwork to give a wish for good luck. This is because 'bat' and 'good luck' sound the same in Chinese.
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