chē vehicle


A measure word to use for this noun: liàng
Similar looking characters : dōng (east)
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Originally a cross section of a cart seen from above with two wheels. This has been simplified to reduce strokes needed to write it.
Number of strokes: 4

Radical

Index 159 used in: used in: jiào (comparatively) ; liàng (collective word for vehicles) ; ruǎn (soft) ; zài (to carry)

< Previous radical 158 shēn Next radical 160 xīn >

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Pronunciation

Sound file kindly provided by shtooka.net under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike License

stroke order for 车
Stroke order for character 车, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Proverbs

杯水车薪 bēi shuǐ chē xīn Not putting in enough effort to solve a problem
前车之鉴 qián chē zhī jiàn Take account of what has gone before

Phrases

huǒ chē Train
qì chē Car
Toad

Toad

Culture

Frogs and toads are valued in China because they keep down insect pests on crops. In some regions their name is similar to qián 'money, coin' and this has given them an assoication with good fortune and luck.
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