jiàn see; meet

Made up of [ jiōng covering box radical 13, ér legs radical 10]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Combines an eye and a person, now uses a simplified form
Number of strokes 4

Related characters


Using jiōng : lì (beautiful) shàng (still) gāng (ridge)
Using ér : xiān (first) ér (child) yuán (primary) guāng (light) kè (to be able to) tù (rabbit) xiōng (elder brother) zhēn (really) miǎn (to escape)

Sounds same

jiàn (healthy) jiàn jiàn (to establish) jiàn (gap) jiàn (arrow)

Different tone

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

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 见
Stroke order for character 见, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Proverbs

百闻不如一见 bǎi wén bù rú yí jiàn Delighted to meet you in person at last
患难见真情 huàn nàn jiàn zhēn qíng Only in a crisis do you know who your friends really are
见义勇为 jiàn yì yǒng wéi To see what is right and act with courage
开门见山 kāi mén jiàn shān To come straight to the point. Avoid procrastination
少见多怪 shaǒ jiàn duō guài Unsettled by a new environment
司空见惯 sī kōng jiàn guàn An everyday occurrence; nothing out of the ordinary

Phrases

再见 zài jiàn goodbye
明天见 míng tiān jiàn See you tomorrow
Thu 22nd Mar

Waste incinerator

China is well aware of the huge problems of waste disposal. Now that rural communities have more income there is far more plastic and other toxic waste that would normally have to go to landfill. The landfill is often not properly contained and escapes to poison the groundwater. Now Han Zhaobin of Hunan province believes he has come up with a solution. A small scale five ton incinerator is designed to leave very little toxic residue and a series of washing stages will remove toxic components from the smoke. A community level waste disposal unit will save transporting it to a large county level facility.

The Central government have recently announced an initiative to bring all rural communities out of poverty by 2050. Dealing with increased waste will be a necessary step in improving the standard of living of many rural communities.


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Imperial servants - the eunuchs

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History

For over two thousand years the Chinese Emperor was served by a large number of Imperial servants who had castrated as young boys. With no possibility of having children themselves they were seen as having more loyalty to the Emperor than the Emperor's often scheming family. Some eunuchs became fabulously rich as a result of their total control of access to the Emperor.
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