gèn stubborn


Similar looking characters : liáng (good)

Note

Originally a picture of a person with a staring eye suggesting obstinancy. Also the ancient trigram for 'mountain'
Number of strokes: 6

Radical

Index 138 used in: used in: gēn (heel) ; hěn (very) ; jiān (difficult) ; liáng (good) ; yín (silver)

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Sounds same

gèn (Mountain) gèn

Different tone

gēn (heel)

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

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miǎn to escape; to exempt; to remove or dismiss from office

Made up of [ mì cover; crown radical 14, ér legs radical 10]

Origin

Originally a picture of a woman giving birth - hence 'escape', 'exit'
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