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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北京 Beijing

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南京 Nanjing, Jiangsu
北京 Beijing City, Beijing

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