dìng how

Made up of [ xīn heart radical 61, zhà at first; suddenly; abruptly ]

Note

A combination of 'suddenly' and 'heart' gives idea of bewilderment
Number of strokes 9

Related characters


Using xīn : dé (virtue) è (evil) nín (you (polite)) xiǎng (to think) yuàn (to hope) yì (idea) sī (to think) cōng (quick at hearing) niàn (to read)
Using zhà : zuò (to do) zhà (to explode) xué (narrow) zuó (previous)

Sounds same

dìng (to set)

Different tone

dīng (nail) dǐng

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The Chinese Emperor

The Chinese Emperor

History

The institution of Emperor, as head of the Chinese family of people, lasted for thousands of years and to some extent lives on in the Presidency. In China there has been great respect for the Emperor/President who in turn is expected to rule wisely with the best interests of his subjects in mind. To early European visitors to China the structure was considered close to the ideal form of society.
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