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xié yīn
v. to sound the same

Simplified Chinese

Traditional Chinese

Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
xié yīn cí
nphr. homophonic word
zài zhōng guó . bā shì gè xìng yùn shù zì , yīn wèi bā hé fā xié yīn , fā yǒu fā cái de yì si .
phr. In China, 8 is a lucky number, because 8 sounds the same as "to make, to produce", and that has the meaning of "making a fortune".