rùn leap

Made up of [ mén entrance; gate radical 169, jade radical 96]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Originally represented an extra gate into the city with modern 'precious' association with jade, gives the meaning 'surplus' and in particular the extra leap month inserted in the traditional calendar

Related characters


Using mén : mén (s) wèn (ask) wén (to hear) xián (to stay idle) jiàn (gap)
Using : quán (all) zhǔ (owner) zhù (to live) wán (toy) lǐ (texture) xiàn (to appear)

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The Hidden Kingdom of Sichuan

The Hidden Kingdom of Sichuan

China

Protected by mountains on three sides and the Yangzi river on the other, Sichuan has the feel of an isolated kingdom. Historically Chinese culture has held out longest here when China came under attack. It has hot, moist summers and has been heavily populated for two thousand years.
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