gēn heel; to follow closely; to go with

Made up of [ foot; to be sufficient; ample radical 157, gèn stubborn radical 138]

Note

The stop radical gives idea it is to do with 'foot' and 'motion', The right part 'gen' in the phonetic
Number of strokes 13

Related characters


Using : lù (road) sì (to run)
Using gèn : hěn (very) liáng (good) jiān (difficult)

Different tone

gèn (Mountain) gèn gèn (stubborn)

< Previous gěi Next gèn >

Pronunciation

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Imperial Examinations

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Culture

One of China's most important exports was the respect for scholarship and learning. China was the first nation to appoint on basis of academic merit. Strict Imperial examinations were set up two thousand years ago and were the passport to a quieter life with a steady income.
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