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
Wed 10th Jan

The long cold trek to school

A distressing story of harsh life in the provinces has moved many hearts on Chinese social media.

Wang Fuman walked the 3 miles to school in the freezing cold dressed only in thin clothes. He is one of the millions of 'left-behind' children who live in villages. Both his parents have moved away to work in the cities and so he is looked after by an older sister and his grandmother. Cold weather in Yunnan province can be fierce but is not as common as elsewhere in China.


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