qiǎn shallow

Made up of [ shuǐ water radical 85, jiān narrow; small ]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

The water radical combined with 'thin' may suggest 'shallow' but 'thin' is also a rough phonetic
Number of strokes 8

Related characters


Using shuǐ : jiǔ (wine) hǎi (sea) fǎ (law) mǎn (to fill) zé (pool) zhì (to rule) hàn (perspiration) méi (have not) qīng (clear) pào (bubble) hóng (flood) gǎng (harbor) qì (steam)
Using jiān : qián (money)

Different tone

qiān (thousand) qiān qián (money) qián (Heaven) qián qián (front) qiàn (yawn)

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Pronunciation

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When you start learning Chinese you soon across the fact that there are two written forms still in use, the simplified form used in China and the old, traditional form still used in Taiwan, Hong Kong and other overseas Chinese communities. With 4,000 years of use the written Chinese language has many archaic features. On formation of the Peoples Republic an ambition reform programme of the script was instigated which has made the learning of the characters far easier.
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