pín poor; inadequate; deficient

Made up of [ fēn divide; part , bèi shell; precious; cowrie shell radical 154]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Combination of 'divide' and 'precious' gives idea of poverty
Number of strokes: 8

Related characters


Also uses fēn component: bàn (to act) fèn (portion) fēn (numerous) pàn (to hope for) pén (basin)
Also uses bèi component: cè (toilet) guì (precious) shǎng (to hand down) tiē (to stick) yuán (person) zhēn (chaste)

Different tone

pǐn (article)

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Pronunciation

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