jǐng well

Used as component in : jìn
Made with 4 strokes.
Originally represents a well in the middle of a set of 3x3 plots of land, the classic division of land with the central portion the 'public' part

Sounds same

jǐng jǐng (bright)

Different tone

jīng (capital) jīng (refined) jīng (Classic) jīng (to start) jīng (eye)

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避坑落井 bì kēng luò jǐng Avoid one obstacle only to hit another
井底之蛙 jǐng dǐ zhī wā A frog in a well. The story is of a frog that only knows of the water in the well and knew nothing of the sea, and can only see a small portion of the sky.
离乡背井 lí xiāng bèi jǐng A stranger away from home
临渴掘井 lín kě jué jǐng Begin taking action when it is far too late.
落井下石 luò jǐng xià shí To add needlessly to someone's misfortunes
坐井观天 zuò jǐng guān tiān A blinkered or limited view of the world