jǐng bright; circumstance; scenery

Made up of [ jīng capital , sun; day radical 72]

Note

Can be thought of the sun (ri) over the capital (jing) being a bright, scenic delight. Jing provides the phonetic
Number of strokes 12

Related characters


Using jīng : jīng (to start) jiù (at once)
Using : míng (bright) shì (is) xiāng (fragrant) chūn (spring) chāng (prosperous) mò (do not) shǔ (heat) zhě (in process of) zhuō (table) qíng (clear sky) jiàn (gap) bái (bright) céng (once) yīn (sound) jiù (old) zuì (most) yì (easy) zuó (previous) dàn (dawn) zǎo (early) wǎn (evening) shí (time)

Sounds same

jǐng jǐng (well)

Different tone

jīng (capital) jīng (refined) jīng (Classic) jīng (to start) jīng (eye)

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Pronunciation

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