qián money

Made up of [ jīn metal radical 167, jiān narrow; small ]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Can be thought of as a picture of two spears breaking up metal (gold) to make coins, however 'jian' (thin) is probably a rough phonetic
Number of strokes 10

Related characters


Using jīn : zhōng (clock) zuān (to drill) pù (store)
Using jiān : qiǎn (shallow)

Sounds same

qián (Heaven) qián qián (front)

Different tone

qiān (thousand) qiān qiǎn (shallow) qiàn (yawn)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

一分钱,一分货 yī fēn qián, yī fēn huò You cant buy something for nothing
有钱能使鬼推磨 yǒu qián néng shǐ guǐ tuī mò Money can buy you anything

Phrases

多少钱 duō shǎo qián How much does it cost?

Also

qián coin

The Long March

Without the Long March it is very unlikely there would have been a Communist government in China. The march of Mao and other leaders was of 6,000 miles through the snow and mountains of Western China to escape the clutches of the Nationalist Army. Of the 60,000 who set out from Jiangxi only 7,000 arrived in Shaanxi. It represented dogged determination and mutual dependence that remained for the rest of their lives. Mao Zedong emerged as the wily tacticianwho out-foxed his opponents.
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Chinese proverb

Proverb

脚印
gè jiǎo yìnr [yi bu yi ge jiao yinr]
one stride one footprint
Every step leaves a footprint
Work steadily one step at a time in order to make solid progress
Rome was not built in a day
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