to enter; to go into; to join

Similar looking characters : rén (person)
Made with 2 strokes.
Representation of an arrow head, with the meaning an arrow 'entering' flesh to create a wound
Ancient small seal form Small seal

Different tone



Index 11 used in: nèi (inner) ; quán (all)

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stroke order for 入
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笨鸟先飞早入林 bèn niǎo xiān fēi zǎo rù lín Starting early helps achieve success
不入虎穴焉得虎子 bù rù hǔ xué yān dé hǔ zǐ Great rewards require a great risk.
出生入死 chū shēng rù sǐ Offer unquestioning support
入乡随俗 rù xiāng suí sú Take account of local people and opinions
想入非非 xiǎng rù fēi fēi Let imagination run wild
请君入瓮 qǐng jūn rù wèng To fall victim to a punishment that you yourself devised. The story is from the reign of Empress Wu Zetian when two cruel ministers vied to create the vilest tortures. Zhou Ying suggested a large vat should be heated and the victim placed in it. His fellow minister threatened Zhou Ying with his own torture. Zhou then rapidly confessed to all his crimes!