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The Cantonese word lei - 理 - lei5
(reason in Cantonese)





Romanization (Jyutping)

lei5

English translations

reason, to manage, to put in order,
logic, to administer

Chinese character (simplified):

The traditional Chinese characters of lei5 are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Character complexity
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is composed of 11 strokes and therefore is of average complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).

Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

cause  |  principle
理 ( lei / lei5 ) belongs to the 500 most common Chinese characters (rank 121)
Other characters that are pronounced lei5 in Cantonese
More words that mean to manage in Cantonese
ci4 ( 持 ), ci4 ( 治 ), ging1 ( 经 ), si1 ( 司 ), zap1 ( 执 )

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