qiàn yawn; deficient

Note

Can be remebered by thinking of a person (radical) with a hand over mouth on top
Number of strokes 4

Radical

Index 76 used in: yǐn (to drink) ; huān (merry) ; gē (song)

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Different tone

qiān (thousand) qiān qián (money) qián (Heaven) qián qián (front) qiǎn (shallow)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 欠
Stroke order for character 欠, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

gào to tell; to inform; to say

Made up of [ kǒu mouth radical 30]

Origin

Probably originally a muzzle for cows ('mouth' + 'cow') or may be a warning shout 'mouth' that a bull is charging
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Silk

The silkworm (the caterpillar of the silkworm moth Bombyx mori) munches its way through many leaves so it can later build a cocoon. White mulberry is the preferred foodstuff for producing silk but other leaves will do. It takes 9 pounds [4 kgs] of leaves to produce just 0.4 ounces [10.0 grams] of silk. A single cocoon can give up to a mile of silk thread.
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