niàn to read; to read aloud; idea

Made up of [ jīn modern; now; today , xīn heart radical 61]

Note

Combines 'heart' and 'now' elements suggesting possibly bringing past to life by reading or reciting
Number of strokes: 8

Related characters


Also uses xīn component: cōng (quick at hearing) dé (virtue) dìng (how) è (evil) nín (you (polite)) sī (to think) xiǎng (to think) yì (idea) yuàn (to hope) zhì (aspiration)

Sounds same

廿 niàn (twenty)

Different tone

nián (year)

< Previous 廿 niàn Next niǎo >

People

李先念 Li Xiannian

Proverbs

念念不忘 niàn niàn bù wàng Study hard. Keep thinking about a problem

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