gèn stubborn

Similar looking characters : liáng (good)
Made with 6 strokes.
Originally a picture of a person with a staring eye suggesting obstinancy. Also the ancient trigram for 'mountain'

Sounds same

gèn (Mountain) gèn

Different tone

gēn (heel)


Index 138 used in: gēn (heel) ; hěn (very) ; jiān (difficult) ; liáng (good) ; yín (silver)

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stroke order for 艮
Stroke order for character 艮, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license