jǐng well

Note

Originally represents a well in the middle of a set of 3x3 plots of land, the classic division of land with the central portion the 'public' part

Sounds same

jǐng jǐng (bright)

Different tone

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

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

避坑落井 bì kēng luò jǐng Avoid one obstacle only to blindly hit another
井底之蛙 jǐng dǐ zhī wā A blinkered approach to life. Living in own private world ignoring the real world
离乡背井 lí xiāng bèi jǐng To leave home
临渴掘井 lín kě jué jǐng Begin to take measures when it is far too late
落井下石 luò jǐng xià shí To add needlessly to someone's misfortunes
坐井观天 zuò jǐng guān tiān A blinkered or limited view of the world

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