健 jiàn healthy; strong
Sounds same见 jiàn (see)
建 jiàn (to establish)
间 jiàn (gap)
箭 jiàn (arrow)
Different tone戋 jiān (narrow)
艰 jiān (difficult)
剪 jiǎn (scissors)
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In this section we introduce a few common Chinese characters, explaining their origin. The long history of the written language is described and the way that all the many characters are characterized is set out.
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