jīng to start; to be frightened; to be scared

Made up of [ xīn heart radical 61, jīng capital ]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Combined heart radical with what used to be a frightened horse now replaced by homophone jing for capital city
Number of strokes: 11

Related characters


Also uses xīn component: dǒng (to understand) huǐ (to regret) kuài (rapid) lián (to pity) máng (busy) pà (to be afraid) qíng (affection) yì (to recollect)
Also uses jīng component: jǐng (bright) jiù (at once) liáng (cool) yǐng (picture)

Sounds same

jīng (capital) jīng (refined) jīng (Classic) jīng (eye)

Different tone

jǐng jǐng (well) jǐng (bright)

< Previous jīng Next jīng >

Pronunciation

Sound file kindly provided by shtooka.net under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike License

Proverbs

打草惊蛇 dǎ cǎo jīng shé It is unwise to alert an enemy of your presence
一鸣惊人 yī míng jīng rén To rise to stardom overnight. Discovering an unknown talent. The story is of an Emperor who kept a bird that did not fly or sing and people wondered why he kept it. One day the Emperor rose to meritorious action surprising everyone

Copyright © Chinasage 2012 to 2019