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1000; qian Pinyinqiān (first tone)
English1,000; one thousand
Rather like 'chyenn' as 'kitchen'

The character is probably derived from the combination of ten and person indicating 'ten lifetimes'. It would seem that the ancient Chinese were extremely long-lived.

èr qiān sān bǎi shí
er : 2; two qian : 1000; Thousand san : 3; Three bai : 100; hundred si : 4; Four shi : 10; Ten
two thousand three hundreds four tens = 2340

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