yín silver; silver-colored; relating to money or currency

Made up of [ jīn metal radical 167, gèn stubborn radical 138]
Alternative traditional form of character:


Combines metal radical with character for 'hard' as it is harder than gold or copper
Number of strokes: 11

Related characters

Also uses jīn component: guō (pot) pù (store) qián (money) tiě (arms) xī (to bestow) zhōng (clock) zuān (to drill)
Also uses gèn component: gēn (heel) hěn (very) jiān (difficult) liáng (good)

Different tone

yīn (yin) yīn (sound) yǐn (to drink) yǐn ('long stride')

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