xiàn to appear; present; now

Made up of [ jade radical 96, jiàn see; meet ]
Alternative traditional form of character:
Made with 8 strokes.
The combination of 'jade' and 'see' suggests a sudden 'glimpse' of something valuable and hence 'of the present'

Related characters

Also uses component: (texture) qiú (ball) quán (all) rùn (leap) wán (toy) zhù (to live) zhǔ (owner)

Different tone

xiān (fresh) xiān (first) xiān (immortal) xián xián (to stay idle) xiǎn (danger)

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stroke order for 现
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