zuān to drill; to bore; to get into

Made up of [ jīn metal radical 167, zhān to observe; to divine ]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Metal radical suggests digging for ore, 'zhan' is rough phonetic
Number of strokes 10

Related characters


Using jīn : qián (money) zhōng (clock) pù (store)
Using zhān : zhàn (station) zhān (to glue) zhàn (to fight) diàn (inn) tiē (to stick) diǎn (spot)

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Pronunciation

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Chinese proverb

Proverb

智若愚
zhì ruò yú [da zhi ruo yu]
big wisdom seem foolish
A wise person may seem silent as often remains silent
A wise person holds his counsel
Still waters run deep
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