Meaning of 李

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English Definition: surname Li; plum
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (wood) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
    • [ zi ] son, child; seed, egg; fruit; small thing
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李宗仁 [ zōng rén ]: Li Zongren (1891-1969), a leader of Guangxi warlord faction
李鹏 [ péng ]: Li Peng (1928-), leading PRC politician, prime minister 1987-1998, reportedly leader of the conservative faction advocating the June 1989 Tiananmen clampdown
李大钊 [ zhāo ]: Li Dazhao (1889-1927), early Chinese Marxist and founding member of the communist party
李鸿章 [ hóng zhāng ]: Li Hung-chang or Li Hongzhang (1823-1901), Qing dynasty general, politician and diplomat
李时珍 [ shí zhēn ]: Li Shizhen (1518-1593), Ming botanist and pharmacologist, author of Compendium of Medical Herbs 本草纲目
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