ruǎn soft; flexible

Made up of [ chē vehicle radical 159, qiàn yawn; deficient radical 76]
Alternative traditional form of character:
Made with 8 strokes.
The composition is suggested from 'vehicle' and 'yawn' - soft bedlothes for sleep or else exhaustion (weakness) from traveling

Related characters

Also uses chē component: jiào (comparatively) lián (to link) liàng (collective word for vehicles) zài (to carry)
Also uses qiàn component: (next in sequence) (song) huān (merry) yǐn (to drink) (to wish for)

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吃软不吃硬 chī ruǎn bù chī yìng Unable to withstand harsh criticism