jiǎn scissors; shears; clippers

Made up of [ qián front; forward; ahead , dāo knife ]


The 'qian' is a rough phonetic while 'knife' underneath suggests cutting
Number of strokes 11

Related characters

Using qián : jiàn (arrow)
Using dāo : fēn (divide) chū (at first) suǒ (actually)

Different tone

jiān (narrow) jiān (difficult) jiàn (healthy) jiàn (see) jiàn jiàn (to establish) jiàn (gap) jiàn (arrow)

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