sūn grandson; descendant

Made up of [ child; sage; seed radical 39, xiǎo small; young radical 42]

Note

Combining 'child' and 'small' gives the idea of very young child and only a small step yields 'grandson'

Related characters


Using : hǎo (good) xué (study) kǒng (great) hēng (prosperous) jì (season) zì (letter) lǐ (plum) hái (child) xiào (filial piety or obedience)
Using xiǎo : shǎo (less) dāng (to be) shàng (still)

Different tone

sǔn

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People

孙中山 Sun Yatsen
孙武 Sun Wu
Chinese proverb

Proverb

贼喊捉贼
Zéi hǎn zhuō zéi [zei han zhuo zei]
thief shout 'stop thief'
A thief cries 'Stop thief!'
Diverting attention to cover misdoing
Crying 'wolf'
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