jiǎ first in list; armor plating; shell or carapace

Made up of [ tián field radical 102]
Used as component in : ; guǒ

Note

A picture of a turtle shell, originally just a cross then encased in a square with a tail to distinguish it from 'field'
Number of strokes: 5

Related characters


Also uses tián component: dài (to respect) diàn (electric) fù (rich) fú (good fortune) huà (to draw) huáng (yellow) jiāng (border) lèi (tired) léi (thunder) lǐ (inside) māo (cat) mǔ (area) nán (male) shēn (to extend) sī (to think)

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
The Chinese Emperor

The Chinese Emperor

History

The institution of Emperor, as head of the Chinese family of people, lasted for thousands of years and to some extent lives on in the Presidency. In China there has been great respect for the Emperor/President who in turn is expected to rule wisely with the best interests of his subjects in mind. To early European visitors to China the structure was considered close to the ideal form of society.
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