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
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

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Chinese numbers

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Learning the numbers in Chinese is easier than in many other languages. In our complete guide to the numbers we include the traditions associated them. Do you know why 4 was unlucky but 8 lucky?
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