jiān narrow; small


Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Originally comprised of two spears, now one spear is suggested by a single extra stroke.
Number of strokes 5

Sounds same

jiān (difficult)

Different tone

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

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