chē vehicle


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: zài (to carry) ; liàng (collective word for vehicles) ; jiào (comparatively)

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Pronunciation

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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

火车 huǒ chē train
气车 qì chē car
All about bamboo

All about bamboo

Culture

The most versatile of plants is the bamboo, it is used for food, baskets, tubes, scaffolding, musical instruments and more. In China it even forms some of the forests.
The building of China's railways

The building of China's railways

History

The building of railways became a competitive scramble between foreign powers in the late 19th and early 20th century. Railways were seen as the key first step in opening up inland China for trade. Britain, France, Germany, Japan and America all invested in the building of them only for the investment to be lost in the following years of turmoil.
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