guì precious; expensive; costly

Made up of [ bèi shell; precious; cowrie shell radical 154]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

A picture of a basket holding precious things: cowrie shells once used as currency
Number of strokes: 9

Related characters


Also uses bèi component: cè (toilet) pín (poor) shǎng (to hand down) tiē (to stick) yuán (person) zé (conjunction used to express contrast with a previous sentence or clause) zhēn (chaste)

Different tone

guī (to return) guī (tortoise) guī (jade tablet) guǐ (ghost)

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Pronunciation

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Provinces

贵洲 Guizhou

Cities

贵阳 Guiyang, Guizhou

Proverbs

洛阳纸贵 Luò yáng zhǐ guì The story is of a book that initially failed to find any interest, when he came to the then capital of Luoyang several respected scholars found it exceptional. The book then became so popular that printers exhausted the supply of paper to print copies of it. It therefore is used to describe a book that is destined to be a sensation.

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