yīn sound

Made up of [ stand; rise radical 117, sun; day radical 72]
Number of strokes 9

Radical

Index 180 used in: yì (idea)

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Sounds same

yīn (yin)

Different tone

yǐn (to drink) yǐn ('long stride')

< Previous yīn Next yǐn >

Pronunciation

Sound file kindly provided by shtooka.net under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike License

stroke order for 音
Stroke order for character 音, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Proverbs

独木不成林,单弦不成音 dú mù bù chéng lín, dān xián bù chéng yīn Many things require people to work together to achieve an end

Also

观音诞 guàn yīn dàn Birthday of Guanyin

Chinese chess

The Chinese game of chess is rather different to the version used in the West. The Chinese version is generally considered older and because of the lack of a 'queen' (a relatively recent addition) and the strange rules for the 'cannon' make it just as challenging a game.
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jiàn arrow

Made up of [ zhú bamboo radical 118, qián front; forward; ahead]

Origin

The 'qian' suggests the sound while 'bamboo' is what they were made from
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