xiàn to appear; present; now

Made up of [ jade radical 96, jiàn see; meet ]
Alternative traditional form of character:


The combination of 'jade' and 'see' suggests a sudden 'glimpse' of something valuable and hence 'of the present'
Number of strokes 8

Related characters

Using : quán (all) zhǔ (owner) rùn (leap) zhù (to live) wán (toy) lǐ (texture)

Different tone

xiān (fresh) xiān (first) xián xián (to stay idle) xiǎn (danger)

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