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

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