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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