chuán boat; vessel; ship

Made up of [ zhōu boat radical 137, how many; small table; some radical 16, kǒu mouth radical 30]

Note

The left part is itself the radical for a boat, the right part can be read to mean 'many mouths' suggesting a large boat.
Number of strokes 11

Related characters


Using : fèng (phoenix) jī (machine)
Using kǒu : yòu (right) hé (together) wèn (ask) jiào (called) yǔ (language) shǐ (history) zhī (one) chī (to eat) fú (good fortune) fù (rich) gǔ (ancient) hēng (prosperous) huò (maybe) jiù (fault) jūn (monarch) kě (can) mìng (life) rú (as) shàng (still) shì (matter) suī (although) tái (typhoon) xǐ (to be fond of) zhī (to know) zhōu (surname Zhou) zú (foot) hào (name) gōng (palace) jù (sentence) mǎ (?) yuē (to speak) gǒu (dog) hé (to close) jí (lucky) lìng (other) bā (supposition or suggestion) xiōng (elder brother) hāi (sound of sighing) míng (name) gào (to tell) zhān (to observe) hòu (behind) táng (Tang) gè (each) chàng (to sing) tīng (to listen) hē (drink) yǎo (to bite) ne (and you?) huí (to circle)

Different tone

chuān (river)

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miè to extinguish; to exterminate or wipe out; to drown; to put out

Origin

The modern form is easy to remember it is 'fire' under a 'lid' and hence extinguished. The old form put out the fire with water
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