zhēn really; truly; indeed

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


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

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

Sounds same

zhēn (chaste)

Different tone

zhèn (Wood) zhèn

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

míng bright

Made up of [ rì sun; day radical 72, yuè moon; month radical 74]


The two brightest objects: the sun and moon together mean brightness
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The illustrious Ming

It was during the Ming dynasty that China achieved many accomplishments: a vast fleet sailed the seas and made many dicoveries.; an encylopedia of the accumulated knowledge was distilled into 11,000 chapers; trade with America brought in new vegetables and cotton that were widely grown.
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