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


Using fēn : fèn (portion) fēn (numerous) pàn (to hope for) pén (basin) bàn (to act)
Using bèi : guì (precious) zhēn (chaste) tiē (to stick) shǎng (to hand down)

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Pronunciation

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Wed 15th Feb

Honest students can still be found

All too often the news is full of stories of shady dealing in China, so it was refreshing to learn that honesty can still be found and that it is appreciated. A 17 year old student accidentally scratched the side of a car and damaged a wing mirror. Instead of disappearing at a rate of knots, he chose to write a letter of apology and enclosed all the loose change he had. When the driver returned to discover the damage he called the police. However, after reading the note and seeing the small change he decided that honesty should be rewarded and the driver plans to give the student money towards completing his studies.


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Wed 15th Feb

Honest students can still be found

All too often the news is full of stories of shady dealing in China, so it was refreshing to learn that honesty can still be found and that it is appreciated. A 17 year old student accidentally scratched the side of a car and damaged a wing mirror. Instead of disappearing at a rate of knots, he chose to write a letter of apology and enclosed all the loose change he had. When the driver returned to discover the damage he called the police. However, after reading the note and seeing the small change he decided that honesty should be rewarded and the driver plans to give the student money towards completing his studies.


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