tiē to stick; to paste; to keep close to

Made up of [ bèi shell; precious; cowrie shell radical 154, zhān to observe; to divine ]
Alternative traditional form of character:
Number of strokes 9

Related characters


Using bèi : guì (precious) zhēn (chaste) pín (poor) shǎng (to hand down)
Using zhān : zhàn (station) zhān (to glue) zhàn (to fight) diàn (inn) zuān (to drill) diǎn (spot)

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Pronunciation

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Chinese proverb

Proverb

井底
Jǐng dǐ zhī wā [jing di zhi wa]
well bottom's frog
A frog in a well. The story is of a frog that only knows of the water in the well and knew nothing of the sea
A blinkered approach to life. Living in own private world ignoring the real world

Chinese Language

Such an ancient language as Chinese has inevitably gathered very many characters and words that have histories going back hundred of years - far longer than any other currently spoken language. However the structure of Chinese language is quite easy to pick up and continues to be a source of fascination.
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