hěn very

Made up of [ chì step radical 60, gèn stubborn radical 138]

Note

Includes 'step' and a phonetic that means 'stubborn' on in its own and so suggests 'extreme' step needed to overcome stubbornness
Number of strokes 9

Related characters


Using chì : dé (get) dé (virtue) xíng (permitted) zhēng (journey)
Using gèn : gēn (heel) liáng (good) jiān (difficult)

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Pronunciation

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

Phrases

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