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Meaning of 利

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Pinyin:
English Definition: sharp; favorable; advantage; benefit; profit; interest; to do good to; to benefit
Chinese Definition:
①好处,与“害”“弊”相对:利弊。利害。利益。利令智昏。兴利除弊。
②使顺利、得到好处:利己。利用厚生(充分发挥物的作用,使民众生活优厚富裕起来)。
③与愿望相符合:吉利。顺利。
④刀口快,针尖锐,与“钝”相对:利刃。利刀。利剑。利落。利口巧辩。
⑤从事生产、交易、货款、储蓄所得超过本钱的收获:利息。利率。一本万利。
⑥姓氏。

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Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Ideographic: Harvesting 刂 grain 禾
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • cereal, grain, rice; plant, stalk
    • knife
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Example Words:
福利 [ ]: material benefit; benefit in kind; (social) welfare
水利 [ shuǐ ]: water conservancy; irrigation works
盈利 [ yíng ]: profit; gain
便利 [ biàn ]: convenient; easy; to facilitate
专利 [ zhuān ]: patent; sth uniquely enjoyed (or possessed etc) by a certain group of people; monopoly
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