jiāng will; shall; to use

Made up of [ cùn unit of length; inch; thumb radical 41, sunset; evening radical 36]
Alternative traditional form of character:
Made with 9 strokes.
Used to be represented as 'meat' measured on a chopping block and so the idea of a future transaction

Related characters

Also uses cùn component: (get) duì (right) fēng (to confer) guò (past) shè (to shoot) shí (time) shù (tree) (Buddhist temple)
Also uses component: duō (many) duō (many) luó (gauze) míng (name) suì (year) wài (outside) (night)

Sounds same

jiāng (river) jiāng (border)

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常将有日思无日,莫将无时想有时 cháng jiāng yǒu rì sī wú rì, mò jiāng wú shí xiǎng yǒu shí When rich, you have time to dream, but do not dream of riches when you are poor
恩将仇报 ēn jiāng chóu baò Reject kindness
皮之不存毛将焉附 pí zhī bù cún maó jiāng yān fù Everything needs its proper environment for nurture
千军易得, 一将难求 qiān jūn yì dé, yī jiang nán qiú It is hard to find an outstanding leader
虾兵蟹将 xiā bīng xiè jiàng A laughably ineffective solution to a problem
杀妻求将 shā qī qiú jiàng Ruthless action to further one's ambition. The story is of Wu Qi who served the state of Lu. His wife originally came from the enemy state of Qi; seeing this as an obstacle to his ambition to become a general, he killed his wife. He got the promotion so it is about ruthless but effective action.


麻将 má jiàng Mahjong