川 chuān river
NoteRepresents the fast smooth flow of water in a river
Number of strokes 3
Index 47 used in: 顺 shùn (to obey)
; 州 zhōu (prefecture)
Different tone船 chuán (boat)
Stroke order for character 川, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license ➚
海纳百川 hǎi nà bǎi chuān
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In China there were two calendars
in use, one based on the orbit of the moon and one for the sun. The lunar calendar was the important one and gives the dates for Chinese New Year
and other festivals. However, farmers needed a calendar based on the sun so crops are sown and harvested at the correct time. The Lichun or farmers calendar splits the year into 24 intervals of 15 or 16 days synchronized with the solar orbit, each with a jieqi name such as 'Grain in Ear' or 'Severe Cold'. The Qing Ming festival
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