jiān between; among; within a definite time or space; room

Made up of [ mén entrance; gate radical 169, sun; day radical 72]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Suggested by an entrance opening onto the sun - a room
Number of strokes: 7

Related characters


Also uses mén component: jiàn (gap) mén (s) rùn (leap) wèn (ask) wén (to hear) xián (to stay idle)
Also uses component: bái (bright) céng (once) chāng (prosperous) chūn (spring) dàn (dawn) hūn (to marry) jiàn (gap) jǐng (bright) jiù (old) míng (bright) mò (do not) pǔ (general) qíng (clear sky) shì (is) shí (time) shǔ (heat) wǎn (evening) xiāng (fragrant) xīng (star) yáng (yang) yì (easy) yīn (sound) yǐng (picture) zǎo (early) zhào (according to) zhě (in process of) zhuō (table) zuì (most) zuó (previous)

Sounds same

jiān (narrow) jiān (difficult)

Different tone

jiǎn (scissors) jiàn (healthy) jiàn (see) jiàn jiàn (to establish) jiàn (gap) jiàn (arrow)

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