jīng eye; eyeball

Made up of [ eye radical 109, qīng green; blue radical 174]

Note

The eye radical suggests it is 'eye' related and 'green/blue' suggests iris of eye as well as the phonetic
Number of strokes 13

Related characters


Using : kàn (look) dé (virtue) xiāng (each other) pàn (to hope for) dùn (shield) zhí (straight) mào (to emit)
Using qīng : qíng (affection) jīng (refined) qǐng (please) qīng (clear) qíng (clear sky)

Sounds same

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

Different tone

jǐng jǐng (well) jǐng (bright)

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