jīng capital

Made up of [ tóu head; lid radical 8]

Note

The character for capital is derived from that for 'tall'
Number of strokes 8

Related characters


Using tóu : mǔ (area) hēng (prosperous) shì (market) yè (night) yì (also) wáng (to die)

Sounds same

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

Different tone

jǐng jǐng (well) jǐng (bright)

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Provinces

北京 Beijing

Cities

南京 Nanjing, Jiangsu
北京 Beijing City, Beijing

Three character classic

For a thousand years one of the first children's book to learn by heart was the Three Character Primer. It introduces common characters in the language and more importantly the philosophy and dynastic history. The importance of long and hard study is underlined. The classic influenced Chinese people's attitude to education up to the present day.
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