In Mandarin Chinese, 千 (Pinyin: qiān 🔊) is a word for “thousand” as well as “many”.
千 is just the character 十 with an extra stroke on top of it. Many historical forms of this character also look like 十 capped with an extra hook, line, or sinker squiggle.
Another hanzi with the same meaning, 仟, is mainly used for financial purposes. Like the “accounting” forms of 五 and
百, it consists of its own “simple” version preceded by 亻, which is a radical form of 人.
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