xīn hard; hot (food); suffering


Ancient picture of a chisel used to mark slaves and hence 'hard' and 'suffering'. Looks like a person upside-down
Number of strokes 7


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xīn (new) xīn (heart) xīn (heart)

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stroke order for 辛
Stroke order for character 辛, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license
double happiness

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Beijing and other old cities have a few areas remaining of traditional courtyard houses. It is the narrow lanes between the buildings that are called 'hutongs'. Although towns were laid out to a formal geometric plan the districts were developed informally and as individual families prospered or declined their houses extended or contracted. Over the centuries the ad hoc development led to many narrow and winding hutongs.
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