zhēn really; truly; indeed

Made up of [ zhí straight; to straighten; fair and reasonable , ér legs radical 10]
Made with 10 strokes.
Can be thought of judging if an object on a pedestal is straight in the sense of 'true', but this is not its origin

Related characters

Also uses zhí component: zhì (to install) zhí (value) zhí (to plant)
Also uses ér component: ér (child) guāng (light) jiàn (see) (to be able to) miǎn (to escape) (rabbit) xiān (first) xiōng (elder brother) yuán (primary)

Sounds same

zhēn (chaste)

Different tone

zhèn (Thunder) zhèn

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患难见真情 huàn nàn jiàn zhēn qíng Only in a crisis do you know who your friends really are