jīng eye; eyeball

Made up of [ eye radical 109, qīng green; blue radical 174]

Note

The eye radical suggests it is 'eye' related and 'green/blue' suggests iris of eye as well as the phonetic
Number of strokes: 13

Related characters


Also uses component: dé (virtue) dùn (shield) kàn (look) mào (to emit) miàn (face) pàn (to hope for) suàn (calculate) xiāng (each other) zhí (straight) zì (from)
Also uses qīng component: jīng (refined) qǐng (please) qíng (affection) qíng (clear sky) qīng (clear)

Sounds same

jīng (capital) jīng (refined) jīng (Classic) jīng (to start)

Different tone

jǐng jǐng (well) jǐng (bright)

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Proverbs

画龙点睛 huà lóng diǎn jīng Make the final vital addition to complete something. Add finishing touches. The story is of a great painter who painted four dragons without completing the eyes. When challenged he claimed that it was to ensure they did not come to life and fly away. When pressured he drew in the eyes of two dragons and they promptly came to life and flew away.

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