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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Chinese proverb

Proverb

蛇添
Huà shě tiān zú [hua she tian zu]
draw snake add foot
Drawing a foot on a snake
Ruin by over doing something. Too meticulous
Gild the lily

Three character classic

For a thousand years one of the first children's books to learn by heart was the Three Character Primer. It introduces common characters in the language and more importantly the philosophy and dynastic history. The importance of long and hard study is underlined. The classic influenced Chinese people's attitude to education up to the present day.
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