jiàn to establish; to build; to set up

Made up of [ yǐn 'long stride' radical 54]

Note

Combines a 'long stride' and 'writing pencil' so perhaps can be remembered as writing a plan
Number of strokes: 8

Related characters


Also uses yǐn component: jiàn (healthy)

Sounds same

jiàn (healthy) jiàn (see) jiàn jiàn (gap) jiàn (arrow)

Different tone

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

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

高屋建瓴 gāo wū jiàn líng Being in a good position to repel attackers. Holding a commanding position

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