艮 gèn stubborn
NoteOriginally a picture of a person with a staring eye suggesting obstinancy. Also the ancient trigram for 'mountain'
Number of strokes 6
Index 138 used in: 很 hěn (very)
; 跟 gēn (heel)
; 良 liáng (good)
; 艰 jiān (difficult)
Sounds same艮 gèn (Mountain)
Different tone跟 gēn (heel)
Stroke order for character 艮, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license ➚
begin entrance see mountain
As soon as the door is opened see the mountain
To come straight to the point. Avoid procrastination
Brevity is the soul of wit
For over two thousand years the Chinese Emperor was served by a large number of Imperial servants who had castrated as young boys. With no possibility of having children themselves they were seen as having more loyalty to the Emperor than the Emperor's often scheming family. Some eunuchs became fabulously rich as a result of their total control of access to the Emperor.
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