jiǎ first in list; armor plating; shell or carapace

Made up of [ tián field radical 102]

Note

A picture of a turtle shell, originally just a cross then encased in a square with a tail to distinguish it from 'field'

Related characters


Using tián : nán (male) léi (thunder) māo (cat) lǐ (inside) mǔ (area) fú (good fortune) fù (rich) shēn (to extend) lèi (tired) huà (to draw) sī (to think) dài (to respect)

Different tone

jiā (house)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 甲
Stroke order for character 甲, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license
Epic and formative episode in the rise of the Communists

Epic and formative episode in the rise of the Communists

Modern History

The tales of the heroic struggle of thousands of soldiers over thousands of miles of challenging terrain were held up as the pivotal episode in the early days of the Communist party. It was during the Long March that Mao Zedong emerged as leader with his own vision for the future of China.

jīng to start; to be frightened; to be scared

Made up of [ xīn heart radical 61, jīng capital]

Origin

Combined heart radical with what used to be a frightened horse now replaced by homophone jing for capital city
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