yīn yin

Made up of [ 'left ear'; 'right of mound' radical 170, yuè moon; month radical 74]
Alternative traditional form of character:
Number of strokes: 6

Related characters


Also uses component: á (what?) fáng (to protect) jì (border) líng (mound) suí (Sui) xiǎn (danger) yáng (yang) yuàn (courtyard) zǔ (to hinder)
Also uses yuè component: dǎn (the gall) gān (liver) hú (lake) jiāo (to glue) míng (bright) néng (to be able to) péng (friend) péng (friend) qī (phase) qián (front) qīng (green) suí (Sui) yǒu (have) zhāo (dynasty)

Sounds same

yīn (sound)

Different tone

yín (silver) yǐn (to drink) yǐn ('long stride')

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

一寸光阴一寸金,寸金难买寸光阴 yī cùn guāng yīn yī cùn jīn, cùn jīn nán mǎi cùn guāng yīn Money spent can be earned again, but time lost is lost for good
Imperial Examinations

Imperial Examinations

Culture

One of China's most important exports was the respect for scholarship and learning. China was the first nation to appoint on basis of academic merit. Strict Imperial examinations were set up two thousand years ago and were the passport to a quieter life with a steady income.
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