I can't evey type this word out, because I do not know how to pronouce it. I notice this word when seeing it in the name of an actor for a TV drama, then I thought it to be 功,but it turned out it was not 工 on the left but 王, then I checked Xinhua Dictionary but couldn't get the answer.

  • Use microsoft pinyin and type "uwangli", and, you can type it.
    – Shaw
    Commented Nov 26, 2020 at 1:51

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Pinyin: lè

基本字义 (basic meaning)

See : 瑊 http://www.zdic.net/z/1e/js/744A.htm

瑊 - 似玉的美石 (jade-like gemstones)

康熙字典 (Kangxi Dictionary)


本作。enter image description here 也。今省作玏,謂石之次玉者。

Original character: enter image description here. Now simplified as '玏'. It means "lesser gemstones that is similar to jade"


In my opinion, naming a child '玉' emphasis his or her nobleness and being precious--(賈寶玉 is a good example). Some modest people might feel that is too boastful, opt for the more humble word '玏' instead. wishing the child will has noble-like quality, but can also relate to the common people.

  • Don't you think it weird for one who name himself with a word that cannot even be found in Xinhua Dictionary and what does he want? Commented Oct 23, 2017 at 14:50
  • 玏 is an archaic character, it might be more common in ancient time, but no longer has any practical usage in modern Chinese. A father in contemporary time named his son 玏 is either very knowledgeable in ancient literary, or deliberately looked for weird character from dictionary in order to give his son an extremely unique name.
    – Tang Ho
    Commented Oct 23, 2017 at 15:03

It is (lè ㄌㄜˋ), means

似玉的美石 [jewel-like stone]

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