Meaning of 认

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(Trad.: 認)
Pinyin: rèn
English Definition: to recognize; to know; to admit
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 4; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (speech) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ yán ] words, speech; to speak, to say
    • [ rén ] man, person; people
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Example Words
认为 rèn wéi to believe; to think; to consider; to feel
认识 rèn shi to know; to recognize; to be familiar with; to get acquainted with sb; knowledge; understanding; awareness; cognition
认真 rèn zhēn conscientious; earnest; serious; to take seriously; to take to heart
承认 chéng rèn to admit; to concede; to recognize; recognition (diplomatic, artistic etc); to acknowledge
认定 rèn dìng to maintain (that sth is true); to determine (a fact); determination (of an amount); of the firm opinion; to believe firmly; to set one's mind on; to identify with
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Example Sentences
I barely recognized her, she looked so different.
What! these men do not recognize me!
Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven.
His handwriting is barely legible.
He was now such a nice guy that I barely recognized him.