TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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EtymologyEdit

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  (grain) +  (knife) – to reap grain () with a knife ().

Han characterEdit

(radical 18 +5, 7 strokes, cangjie input 竹木中弓 (HDLN), four-corner 22900, composition)

  1. gains, advantage, profit, merit

Derived charactersEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 138, character 19
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 1932
  • Dae Jaweon: page 313, character 8
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 329, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+5229

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Yale lei6)


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 4 “Kyōiku” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

  • 利益 (りえき, rieki)
  • 利害 (りがい, rigai)
  • 利権 (りけん, riken)
  • 利己 (りこ, riko)
  • 利口 (りこう, rikō)
  • 利子 (りし, rishi)
  • 利息 (りそく, risoku)
  • 利発 (りはつ, rihatsu)
  • 利便 (りべん, riben)
  • 利便性 (りべんせい, ribensei)
  • 利用者 (りようしゃ, riyōsha)
  • 利用 (りよう, riyō)
  • 営利 (えいり, eiri)
  • 鋭利 (えいり, eiri)
  • 元利 (がんり, ganri)
  • 権利 (けんり, kenri)
  • 功利 (こうり, kōri)
  • 功利的 (こうりてき, kōriteki)
  • 功利主義 (こうりしゅぎ, kōrishugi)
  • 高利 (こうり, kōri)
  • 高利貸し (こうりがし, kōrigashi)
  • 薄利 (はくり, hakuri)
  • 福利 (ふくり, fukuri)
  • 複利 (ふくり, fukuri)
  • 暴利 (ぼうり, bōri)

NounEdit

(hiragana , romaji ri)

  1. profit; benefit

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(ri > i) (hangeul [[ > ]], revised ri, McCune-Reischauer ri)


MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin (li4), biè (bie4), Wade-Giles pieh4, li4)

CompoundsEdit


Middle ChineseEdit

Han characterEdit

(*lì)


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(lợi, lời, )

Last modified on 27 January 2014, at 13:02