fèng phoenix

Made up of [ how many; small table; some radical 16]
Alternative traditional form of character:
Made with 4 strokes.
Much simplified form of bird in an enclosure, similar to homophone 'feng : wind'. The phoenix used to be more clearly a rather special bird.

Related characters

Also uses component: chuán (boat) (machine)

Different tone

fēng (wind) fēng fēng (to confer) féng (to meet by chance)

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stroke order for 凤
Stroke order for character 凤, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license


凤凰 Fenghuang, Hunan


凤毛麟角 fèng máo lín jiǎo Seeking the unobtainable
龙飞凤舞 lóng fēi fèng wǔ Flamboyant. Lively and vigorous
宁做鸡头,不当凤尾 nìng zuò jītóu, bù dāng fèng wěi Better to be leader of a humble organization than the stooge of a grand one