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


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

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
double happiness

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Tue 6th Mar

Hong Kong tops the list for longest life expectancy

Hong Kong has managed to pip Japan and Italy as the location with the highest life expectancy. Figures for 2016 give 81.3 years for men and 87.3 years for women. This is a remarkable turnaround for China which has suffered from high mortality rates going back centuries. Some put the high survival rate to diet, some to physical health and others to the climate. Hong Kongers generally eat a varied diet with a good proportion of health-giving fish and can be compared to the Mediterranean diet. Many people in the 80s came from the mainland and reached there by physical exertion - swimming to Hong Kong Island or traveling hundreds of miles overland, so maybe physical fitness plays a part. Hong Kong is notorious for its high humidity but the sub-tropical climate there never sees cold winters and this is a key factor in survival rates of the elderly. As well as a warm climate Hong Kong has many green spaces, and it is easy for people to get away from the urban center to a tranquil natural spots among the mountains. All this makes the former colony a good place to live.


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