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'
Number of strokes: 6

Related characters


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

Different tone

sǔn

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People

孙中山 Sun Yatsen
孙武 Sun Wu

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