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 Unwisely alerting an enemy
一鸣惊人 yī míng jīng rén To rise to stardom overnight. Discovering an unknown talent

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