(jiàn)

HSK 6

Meaning

  1. sword

Stroke Order

Traditional Chinese


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  • 1: First Tone 一声
  • 2: Second Tone 二声
  • 3: Third Tone 三声
  • 4: Fourth Tone 四声
  • 5: Fifth Tone (neutral) 五声

Words sharing similar characters

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning
宝剑 bǎo jiàn (double-edged) sword/CL:把[bǎ],方[fāng]
长嘴剑鸻 cháng zuǐ jiàn héng (bird species of China) long-billed plover (Charadrius placidus)
唇枪舌剑 chún qiāng shé jiàn fight a battle of words/cross verbal swords
刀剑 dāo jiàn sword
短剑 duǎn jiàn dagger
花剑 huā jiàn foil (fencing)
击剑 jī jiàn fencing (sport)
击剑者 jī jiàn zhě fencer (i.e. sportsman involved in fencing)
剑拔弩张 jiàn bá nǔ zhāng lit. with swords drawn and bows bent (idiom)/fig. a state of mutual hostility/at daggers drawn
剑柄 jiàn bǐng sword hilt
剑齿虎 jiàn chǐ hǔ saber-toothed tiger
剑川 Jiàn chuān Jianchuan county in Dali Bai autonomous prefecture 大理白族自治州[Dà lǐ Bái zú zì zhì zhōu], Yunnan
剑川县 Jiàn chuān xiàn Jianchuan county in Dali Bai autonomous prefecture 大理白族自治州[Dà lǐ Bái zú zì zhì zhōu], Yunnan
剑道 jiàn dào kendō (sports)
剑法 jiàn fǎ fencing/sword-play
剑阁 Jiàn gé Jiange county in Guangyuan 廣元|广元[Guǎng yuán], Sichuan
剑阁县 Jiàn gé xiàn Jiange county in Guangyuan 廣元|广元[Guǎng yuán], Sichuan
剑河 Jiàn hé Jianhe county in Qiandongnan Miao and Dong autonomous prefecture 黔東南州|黔东南州[Qián dōng nán zhōu], Guizhou
剑河县 Jiàn hé xiàn Jianhe county in Qiandongnan Miao and Dong autonomous prefecture 黔東南州|黔东南州[Qián dōng nán zhōu], Guizhou
剑鸻 jiàn héng (bird species of China) common ringed plover (Charadrius hiaticula)
剑尖 jiàn jiān point/sharp end
剑客 jiàn kè swordsman
剑龙 jiàn lóng stegosaurus
剑麻 jiàn má sisal hemp
剑桥 Jiàn qiáo Cambridge
剑桥大学 Jiàn qiáo Dà xué University of Cambridge
剑身 jiàn shēn sword blade
剑术 jiàn shù swordsmanship
剑鱼 jiàn yú swordfish
剑鱼座 Jiàn yú zuò Dorado (constellation)
剑走偏锋 Jiàn Zǒu piān fēng Jian Zoupianfeng, pseudonym of prolific modern novelist
剑走偏锋 jiàn zǒu piān fēng the sword moves with side stroke (modern idiom)/fig. unexpected winning move/unconventional gambit
剑走蜻蛉 jiàn zǒu qīng líng the sword moves like a dragon-fly (modern idiom)/fig. unexpected winning move/unconventional gambit
剑嘴鹛 jiàn zuǐ méi (bird species of China) slender-billed scimitar babbler (Pomatorhinus superciliaris)
刻舟求剑 kè zhōu qiú jiàn lit. a notch on the side of a boat to locate a sword dropped overboard (idiom)/fig. an action made pointless by changed circumstances
口蜜腹剑 kǒu mì fù jiàn lit. honeyed words, a sword in the belly (idiom)/fig. hypocritical and murderous
利剑 lì jiàn sharp sword
刘剑峰 Liú Jiàn fēng Liu Jianfeng (1936-), second governor of Hainan
木剑 mù jiàn wooden sword
佩剑 pèi jiàn sword/(fencing) saber
琴剑飘零 qín jiàn piāo líng floating between zither and sword (idiom)/fig. wandering aimlessly with no tenured position
尚方宝剑 shàng fāng bǎo jiàn variant of 尚方劍|尚方剑[shàng fāng jiàn]/imperial sword (giving bearer arbitrary powers)/in fiction, Chinese version of 007's license to kill
上方宝剑 shàng fāng bǎo jiàn imperial sword (giving bearer plenipotentiary powers)/imperial Chinese version of 007 licensed to kill
尚方剑 shàng fāng jiàn imperial sword (giving bearer arbitrary powers)/in fiction, Chinese version of 007's license to kill
手里剑 shǒu lǐ jiàn straight or circular throwing-knife used by ninja and samurai (loanword from Japanese 手裏剣 shuriken)
双刃剑 shuāng rèn jiàn double-edged sword (lit. and fig.)
太极剑 tài jí jiàn a kind of traditional Chinese sword-play
舞剑 wǔ jiàn to perform a sword-dance
项庄舞剑 Xiàng Zhuāng wǔ jiàn lit. Xiang Zhuang performs the sword dance, but his mind is set on Liu Bang 劉邦|刘邦[Liú Bāng] (idiom, refers to plot to kill Liu Bang during Feast at Hongmen 鴻門宴|鸿门宴[Hóng mén Yàn] in 206 BC)/fig. an elaborate deception hiding malicious intent
项庄舞剑,意在沛公 Xiàng Zhuāng wǔ jiàn, yì zài Pèi gōng lit. Xiang Zhuang performs the sword dance, but his mind is set on Liu Bang 劉邦|刘邦[Liú Bāng] (idiom)/refers to 206 BC plot to murder Liu Bang, aka Duke of Pei 沛公[Pèi gōng] and the future Han emperor, during a sword dance at Feast at Hongmen 鴻門宴|鸿门宴[Hóng mén Yàn]/an elaborate deception to hide malicious intent
项庄舞剑,志在沛公 Xiàng Zhuāng wǔ jiàn, zhì zài Pèi gōng see 項莊舞劍,意在沛公|项庄舞剑,意在沛公[Xiàng Zhuāng wǔ jiàn, yì zài Pèi gōng]
重剑 zhòng jiàn épée (fencing)

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