tīng to listen; to hear; to obey

Made up of [ kǒu mouth radical 30, jīn axe; measure of weight; kati radical 69]
Alternative traditional form of character:


The simplified form has greatly changed from a complex form which included 'ear'; 'heart' and 'student' elements, it is now 'mouth with an 'axe'
Number of strokes 7

Related characters

Using kǒu : yòu (right) hé (together) wèn (ask) jiào (called) yǔ (language) shǐ (history) zhī (one) chī (to eat) fú (good fortune) fù (rich) gǔ (ancient) hēng (prosperous) huò (maybe) jiù (fault) jūn (monarch) kě (can) mìng (life) rú (as) shàng (still) shì (matter) suī (although) tái (typhoon) xǐ (to be fond of) zhī (to know) zhōu (surname Zhou) zú (foot) hào (name) gōng (palace) jù (sentence) mǎ (?) yuē (to speak) gǒu (dog) hé (to close) jí (lucky) lìng (other) bā (supposition or suggestion) xiōng (elder brother) hāi (sound of sighing) míng (name) gào (to tell) zhān (to observe) hòu (behind) táng (Tang) gè (each) chàng (to sing) hē (drink) yǎo (to bite) ne (and you?) chuán (boat) huí (to circle)
Using jīn : xīn (new)

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听其言观其行 tīng qí yán guān qí xíng Judge people by their actions, not by their words
我看见我忘记,我听见我记住,我做我了解 wǒ kàn jiàn wǒ wàng jì, wǒ tīng jiàn wǒ jì zhù, wǒ zuò wǒ liǎo jiě You learn only by trying it, not by just observing or talking about it
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