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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100 Names

An old name for China is to call it the 'Hundred Names' reflecting the fact that the Han Chinese have very few different family names. Of these ‘Li’ is the most common worldwide (92 million in China). In China ‘Wang’ may be slightly more common (93 million). Traditionally a man could not marry a woman with the same family name as it was assumed they must be related.
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