jīng to start; to be frightened; to be scared

Made up of [ xīn heart radical 61, jīng capital ]

Note

Combined heart radical with what used to be a frightened horse now replaced by homophone jing for capital city

Related characters


Using xīn : qíng (affection) pà (to be afraid) yì (to recollect) máng (busy) dǒng (to understand) lián (to pity)
Using jīng : jǐng (bright) jiù (at once)

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

Opium

The import of opium from India had a devastating effect on China. Although opium had been grown and used in China for centuries the import of huge quantities of the British controlled trade into Guangdong proved far more addiciive. It was the government officials who were most affected and even Dowager Empress Cixi used opium. Attempts to stop the trade led to two wars with Britain which China lost.
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Tiger bones

Sadly it is the lingering belief in traditional medicine that is endangering some species. Sea horses are one example, in medicine, they are meant to increase virility and cure kidney illness. The more famous example is tiger bone, and some people think it is also taken for virility while it is in fact it is mainly used for arthritis. The connection between tigers and strong bones is based on the myth that tigers have never be seen to limp.
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