xìn letter; mail; to trust

Made up of [ rén Person (radical) radical 9, yán words; speech; to say ]

Note

Combine person and words gives idea of mail and less obviously trust
Number of strokes: 9

Related characters


Also uses rén component: bǐng (both) chàng (to initiate) dài (replace) dàn (but) dǎo (fall) 仿 fǎng (to imitate) fèn (portion) gōng (to provide) gū (estimate) hé (what) hòu (wait) hóu (nobleman) huà (to make into) huá (splendid) huā (flower) jiàn (healthy) liǎng (pair) mén (s) nǐ (you) rén (humane) shén (what) tā (he) wèi (position) xiān (immortal) yè (night) 亿 yì (100,000,000) yōu (distant) zhí (value) zhù (to live) zhuàn (biography) zuò (to do) zuò (to make)

Different tone

xīn (new) xīn (heart) xīn (hard) xīn (heart)

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Pronunciation

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Cities

信阳 Xinyang, Henan

Proverbs

言而无信 yán ér wú xìn To go back on one's word
兼听则明,偏信则暗 jiān tīng zé míng piān xìn zé àn Take advice from all quarters not just a few people. Wide Emperors of China read the reports (memorials) from many senior officials before making policy decisions.