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Pinyin: jiàn
English Definition: to establish; to found; to set up; to build; to construct
Chinese Definition:
①立,设置,成立:建立(a.开始成立;b.开始产生,开始形成)。建树(建立功业,或所建立的功业)。建国。建都。建党。建军。建交。建设。建功立业。
②造,筑:建造。建筑。修建。新建。兴(xīng)建。筹建。
③提出,倡议:建议。建策(出谋献策)。
④指中国福建省:建兰。
⑤北斗的斗柄所指的方位。斗柄农历每月所指的方位不同,因此“建”亦转指月份(亦称“月建”、“月尽”):大建(农历有三十天的月份,亦称“大尽”)。小建(农历有二十九天的月份,亦称“小尽”)。
⑥修筑。

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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