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

来中国我很高兴 lái zhōng guówǒ hěn gāo xīng I am delighted to be in China
Toad

Toad

Culture

Frogs and toads are valued in China because they keep down insect pests on crops. In some regions their name is similar to qián ?money, coin? and this has given them an assoication with good fortune and luck.
Treaty Ports in China

Treaty Ports in China

History

All about the exploitation of China by foreign powers from the Ming dynasty to the foundation of the PRC in 1949. The establishment of foreign enclaves within most Chinese cities one hundred years ago led to many frictions with the foreign powers, particularly Britain. The treaty port system forcibly opened up cities to foreign trade in lat Qing dyansty China.
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