cùn unit of length; inch; thumb

Made with 3 strokes.
Represents a thumb or specifically the position on forearm where a pulse is measured, it became a unit of measurement the Chinese inch


Index 41 used in: (get) ; duì (right) ; fēng (to confer) ; guò (past) ; jiāng (will) ; shè (to shoot) ; shí (time) ; shù (tree) ; (Buddhist temple)

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stroke order for 寸
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鼠目寸光 shǔ mù cùn guāng Looking ahead for only a short time. Only planning for the immediate future
一寸光阴一寸金,寸金难买寸光阴 yī cùn guāng yīn yī cùn jīn, cùn jīn nán mǎi cùn guāng yīn An inch of time is an inch of gold, but an inch of time cannot be purchased by an inch of gold.