xiǎn danger; dangerous; rugged

Made up of [ 'left ear'; 'right of mound' radical 170]
Made with 10 strokes.
Consists of 'mound' or 'wall' with a phonetic element 'xian' to mean a narrow passage and hence 'danger'

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Also uses component: á (what?) fáng (to protect) jì (border) líng (mound) suí (Sui) yáng (yang) yīn (yin) yuàn (courtyard) zǔ (to hinder)

Different tone

xiān (fresh) xiān (first) xiān (immortal) xián xián (to stay idle) xiàn (to appear)

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Pronunciation

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