qián money

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


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)

< Previous qiān Next qián >


Sound file kindly provided by shtooka.net under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike License


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


多少钱 duō shǎo qián How much does it cost?


qián coin
double happiness

We need your help to keep the Chinasage web site growing. Although we use a few targeted advertisements there are insufficient to maintain the web site. Please consider making a donation of however little or much you can afford.

To make a donation, simply click on the Paypal button below, it will take you to the official Paypal web site to make your donation simply and securely.

Many thanks, much appreciated.

Reaching for the stars

China's space exploration program has been in progress for some decades. By 1970 it had launched its own satellite, and by 2003 a manned orbit was completed. The Chang'e series of spacecraft are planned to explore the moon. In 2007 Chang'e 1 orbited the moon and in 2012 Chang'e 3 landed and a remote rover 'jade rabbit' was deployed on the surface. Chang'e 5 is planned to bring back soil samples in 2017 and if all goes well a manned expedition to land on the moon in the next years after that.
Read More
Share this page Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest

Chinasage is a new web resource, started in 2012, pages will be added, enhanced and re-formatted regularly. Please check back soon for updated information about China.

We would be most grateful if you can help improve this page. Please visit our (secure) contact page to leave any comment. Thanks.

Citation information: Chinasage, 'Chinese character qián 钱 money', , Web, http://www.chinasage.info/chars/fch_qian_money.htm.

Copyright © Chinasage 2012 to 2018