欠 - Dong Chinese dictionary

qiàn

yawn, deficient

Pictograph of a person () opening their mouth to yawn.

Components
◎ iconic component

  Iconic component

  

characterless component

Depicts an open mouth.

人 iconic component

  Iconic component

rén

  

person

Evolution

欠 Oracle script (~1250-1000 BC)

Oracle script

(~1250-1000 BC)
欠 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

Shuowen (~100 AD)
欠 Clerical script Western Han dynasty (202 BC-9 AD)

Clerical script

Western Han dynasty (202 BC-9 AD)
欠 Regular script Modern

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

qiàn

owe, lack, be deficient; KangXi radical number 76; deficient; to owe; to lack; yawn

Most common words with 欠
Freq.
Word
Meaning

to owe

拖欠

in arrears

欠缺

lapse

欠款

to owe a debt

欠佳

suboptimal

Component uses

Meaning component in 20 characters

Sound component in 17 characters

欿

Iconic component in 3 characters