gèn stubborn

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: hěn (very) ; gēn (heel) ; liáng (good) ; jiān (difficult)

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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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