chuān river

Note

Represents the fast smooth flow of water in a river
Number of strokes 3

Radical

Index 47 used in: shùn (to obey) ; zhōu (prefecture)

< Previous radical 46 shān Next radical 48 gōng >

Different tone

chuán (boat)

< Previous chū Next chuán >

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

Provinces

四川 Sichuan

Cities

银川 Yinchuan, Ningxia

Proverbs

海纳百川 hǎi nà bǎi chuān We all shared a common destiny
Symbols and Motifs

Symbols and Motifs

Culture

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