jiàn to establish; to build; to set up

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


Combines a 'long stride' and 'writing pencil' so perhaps can be remembered as writing a plan

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

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jiān (narrow) jiān (difficult)

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