yǐn 'long stride'


Number of strokes 3

Radical

Index 54 used in: jiàn (to establish)

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Sounds same

yǐn (to drink)

Different tone

yīn (yin) yīn (sound)

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Hutongs

Beijing and other old cities have a few areas remaining of traditional courtyard houses. It is the narrow lanes between the buildings that are called 'hutongs'. Although towns were laid out to a formal geometric plan the districts were developed informally and as individual families prospered or declined their houses extended or contracted. Over the centuries the ad hoc development led to many narrow and winding hutongs.
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