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The Chinese word ren - 人 - rén
(person in Chinese)

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English translations

person, people, human being

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 人 ( rén ) correctly?"

The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers.
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Chinese characters  ( ren / rén ) with pronunciation (English translation: person )
The traditional Chinese characters of rén are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 人 ( ren / rén ) Writing in Pinyin
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If you cannot use Chinese characters, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones. Only use the Pinyin without tones if there's no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn't support special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).

Zheli de ren yong shaozi he chazi.
Zhèlĭ de rén yòng sháozi hé chāzi.
 – English translation: People here use spoons and forks.

Character complexity
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is composed of 2 strokes and therefore is of extremely low complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).

Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

the people
人 ( ren / rén ) belongs to the 10 most common Chinese characters (rank 6)
Chinese example words containing the character 人 ( ren / rén )
爱人 ( aìrén = spouse ), 病人 ( bìngrén = a patient ), 别人 ( biérén = other people ), 单人房 ( dānrénfáng = single room ), 代理人 ( dàilĭrén = agent ), 敌人 ( dírén = enemy ), 夫人 ( fūren = lady ), 个人 ( gèrén = individual ), 工人 ( gōngrén = worker ), 候选人 ( hòuxuănrén = candidate ), 接人 ( jiērén = to meet somebody ), 客人 ( kèren = guest ), 老人 ( lăorén = old people ), 男人 ( nánrén = man ), 女人 ( nǚrén = women ), 气人 ( qì rén = to get someone angry ), 人家 ( rénjiā = other people ), 人类 ( rénlèi = humanity ), 人们 ( rénmen = people ), 人民 ( rénmín = people ), 人民大会堂 ( rénmín dàhuìtáng = great hall of the people )
Other characters that are pronounced rén in Chinese
More words that mean person in Chinese
( 子 )
More words that mean people in Chinese
qúnzhòng ( 群众 ), rénmen ( 人们 ), rénmín ( 人民 )

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