人 person 인
Notice that 人 has two strokes. A down-left stroke and a down-right stroke.
There is another way Chinese represents person. 亻. Imagine a person with outstretched arms.
In Korean, I think first of the word 사람 for person, and then 인. I believe this is an example of the native Korean word and the Sino-Korean word.
I’ve thrown a lot at you Cimi, when I promised just one hanja character a week. If you remember just one thing, remember 人 is person. 人 is a building block. Once you know it, you will start noticing 人 used in other Chinese characters.
You don’t have to learn this Cimi, but I will give you examples of how learning 人 is 인 helps me with my Korean vocabulary learning.
한국 韓國 Korea (country)
한국인 Korean people 한인 韓人 Korean people
미국 美國 America (country)
미국인 美人 American
외국 外國 Foreign country
외국인 外國人 Foreigner, 외인 外人 Foreigner
Look – two people means ‘to follow’, ‘follower’