zhēn really; truly; indeed

Made up of [ zhí straight; to straighten; fair and reasonable , ér legs radical 10]

Note

Can be thought of judging if an object on a pedestal is straight in the sense of 'true', but this is not its origin
Number of strokes: 10

Related characters


Also uses zhí component: zhì (to install) zhí (to plant) zhí (value)
Also uses ér component: ér (child) guāng (light) jiàn (see) kè (to be able to) miǎn (to escape) tù (rabbit) xiān (first) xiōng (elder brother) yuán (primary)

Sounds same

zhēn (chaste)

Different tone

zhèn (Wood) zhèn

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

患难见真情 huàn nàn jiàn zhēn qíng Only in a crisis do you know who your friends really are

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