Meaning of 建

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Pinyin: jiàn
English Definition: to establish; to found; to set up; to build; to construct
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (action) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Surround from lower left
    • [ yǐn ] to walk, to go; a place
    • [ ] writing brush, pencil; thereupon
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Example Words
建设 jiàn shè to build; to construct; construction; constructive
建立 jiàn to establish; to set up; to found
建议 jiàn to propose; to suggest; to recommend; proposal; suggestion; recommendation; Classifiers:
建筑 jiàn zhù to construct; building; Classifiers:
建国 jiàn guó to found a country; nation-building; the foundation of PRC by Mao Zedong in 1949
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