xīn hard; hot (food); suffering

Note

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

Radical

Index 160

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Sounds same

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

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