yìng hard; stiff; strong

Made up of [ shí rock; stone; stone inscription radical 112, gèng more; even more; further ]
Number of strokes: 12

Related characters

Also uses shí component: wān (bowl)

Different tone

yīng (flower) yíng (welcome) yǐng (picture)

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吃软不吃硬 chī ruǎn bù chī yìng Unable to withstand harsh criticism
斧快不怕木柴硬 fǔ kuài bú pà mù chái yìng A talented person is not afraid of a difficult task

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