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
The Hidden Kingdom of Sichuan

The Hidden Kingdom of Sichuan

China

Protected by mountains on three sides and the Yangzi river on the other, Sichuan has the feel of an isolated kingdom. Historically Chinese culture has held out longest here when China came under attack. It has hot, moist summers and has been heavily populated for two thousand years.

zhī to know; to be aware

Made up of [ shǐ arrow; to vow radical 111, kǒu mouth radical 30]

Origin

Combining 'arrow' with 'mouth' suggests swiftness of thought. Knowledge can be thought of as sharp as an arrow
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