jīng to start; to be frightened; to be scared

Made up of [ xīn heart radical 61, jīng capital ]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Combined heart radical with what used to be a frightened horse now replaced by homophone jing for capital city
Number of strokes: 11

Related characters


Also uses xīn component: dǒng (to understand) kuài (rapid) lián (to pity) máng (busy) pà (to be afraid) qíng (affection) yì (to recollect)
Also uses jīng component: jǐng (bright) jiù (at once) liáng (cool) yǐng (picture)

Sounds same

jīng (capital) jīng (refined) jīng (Classic) jīng (eye)

Different tone

jǐng jǐng (well) jǐng (bright)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

打草惊蛇 dǎ cǎo jīng ché It is unwise to alert an enemy
一鸣惊人 yī míng jīng rén To rise to stardom overnight. Discovering an unknown talent

The illustrious Ming

It was during the Ming dynasty that China achieved many accomplishments: a vast fleet sailed the seas and made many dicoveries.; an encylopedia of the accumulated knowledge was distilled into 11,000 chapers; trade with America brought in new vegetables and cotton that were widely grown.
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