biān side; edge; margin

Made up of [ chuò walking radical 162, strength radical 19]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Can be thought of as 'strength' that comes for 'walking' around the region (all sides)
Number of strokes: 5

Related characters


Also uses chuò component: dào (road) guò (past) hái (still) jìn (near) jìn (to advance) liáo (distant) mí (riddle) mí (to bewilder) tōng (open) yíng (welcome) yuǎn (far) yùn (to move) zhè (this)
Also uses component: dòng (to use) gōng (accomplishment) kā (coffee) láo (to toil) lì (to experience) lìng (other) nán (male) sū (revive) wèi (do)

Sounds same

biān (to exist)

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Proverbs

常在河边走,哪能不湿鞋 cháng zài hé biān zǒu, nǎ néng bù shī xié You can't ignore the local conditions
兔子不吃窝边草 tù zi bù chī wō biān cǎo Thieves do not steal from neighbors

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