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Meaning of 箭

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Pinyin: jiàn
English Definition: arrow; Classifiers:
Chinese Definition:
①用弓发射到远处的兵器:弓箭。箭镞。箭头。箭在弦上(喻事情已经到了不得不做或话已经到了不得不说的地步)。
②箭能射到的距离:一箭之遥。箭步。
③形容急切、迅速:归心似箭。

Total strokes: 15; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (bamboo) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ zhú ] bamboo; flute
    • [ qián ] in front, forward; former, preceding
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Example Words
火箭 huǒ jiàn rocket; Classifiers:
运载火箭 yùn zài huǒ jiàn carrier rocket
射箭 shè jiàn archery; to shoot an arrow
弓箭 gōng jiàn bow and arrow
箭头 jiàn tóu arrowhead; arrow symbol
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