Meaning of 健

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Pinyin: jiàn
English Definition: healthy; to invigorate; to strengthen; to be good at; to be strong in
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Ideographic: Someone who can build things; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ rén ] man, person; people
    • [ jiàn ] to build, to erect; to establish, to found
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Example Words
健康 jiàn kāng health; healthy
健全 jiàn quán robust; sound
健身 jiàn shēn to exercise; to keep fit; to work out; physical exercise
保健 bǎo jiàn health protection; health care; to maintain in good health
稳健 wěn jiàn firm; stable and steady
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Example Sentences
She is still staying healthy.
Drinking cola is not good for your health.
He is going to the gym to work out.
Exercise can improve physical health.
Working at night can have health impacts.