rén humane; kernel

Made up of [ rén Person (radical) radical 9, èr two; 2 radical 7]


'Ren' provides phonetic as well as contributes to meaning 'two people' suggests idea of harmony
Number of strokes 4

Related characters

Using rén : tā (he) huā (flower) mén (s) hé (what) huà (to make into) wèi (position) yè (night) zhuàn (biography) zuò (to do) dài (replace) 亿 yì (100,000,000) nǐ (you) zhù (to live) fèn (portion) shén (what) gū (estimate) gōng (to provide) zhí (value) bǐng (both) chàng (to initiate) 仿 fǎng (to imitate) dǎo (fall) dàn (but) hòu (wait)
Using èr : yuán (primary) è (evil) yú (in) xiē (some)

Sounds same

rén (person) rén (Person (radical))

< Previous rén Next rén >


为富不仁 wéi fù bù rén Be rich but heartless
一视同仁 yī shì tóng rén Treat all people the same

sǐ die

Made up of [ dāi bad; vicious; corpse radical 78, bǐ spoon; ladle radical 21]


Compound of 'corpse' and 'bone' meaning to die. Gives an unlucky connotation to the number 4 that sounds the same
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