jiàn arrow

Made up of [ zhú bamboo radical 118, qián front; forward; ahead ]

Note

The 'qian' suggests the sound while 'bamboo' is what they were made from
Number of strokes: 15

Related characters


Also uses zhú component: bǐ (pen) dì (ordinal (1st,2nd)) kuài (chopsticks) suàn (calculate) xiào (smile)
Also uses qián component: jiǎn (scissors)

Sounds same

jiàn (healthy) jiàn (see) jiàn jiàn (to establish) jiàn (gap)

Different tone

jiān (narrow) jiān (difficult) jiān (between) jiǎn (scissors)

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Proverbs

箭在弦上,不得不发 jiàn zài xián shàng, bù dé bù fā Things have reached a point when something must be done
明枪易躲,暗箭难防 míng qiāng yì duǒ, àn jiàn nán fáng It is difficult to guard against furtive attacks

Mongolian heritage

The raising of sheep on the vast grasslands of Northern China stretching into Mongolia has led to a great many dishes containing lamb. These are found mainly in northern China (Gansu, Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang). Mongolian Hotpot is a dish of sliced lamb with vegetables and noodles.
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