cùn unit of length; inch; thumb

Note

Represents a thumb or spefically the position on forearm where a pulse is measured, it became a unit of measurement the chinese inch
Number of strokes 3

Radical

Index 41 used in: dé (get) ; duì (right) ; shù (tree) ; shè (to shoot) ; fēng (to confer) ; shí (time)

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Pronunciation

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

Proverbs

鼠目寸光 shǔ mù cùn guāng Looking ahead for only a short time. Only planning for the immediate future.
一寸光阴一寸金,寸金难买寸光阴 yī cùn guāng yīn yī cùn jīn, cùn jīn nán mǎi cùn guāng yīn Money spent can be earned again, but time lost is lost for good
Fri 2nd Dec 2016

Titanic recreation

The foundations of a new major tourist attraction have been laid of an ambitious $1 billion project. The new Titanic is located far inland - on the Qijiang River, Sichuan. The builders are planning to honor the blockbuster film 'Titanic' rather than the original doomed maiden voyage of 1912. Some of the key rooms and cabins will be faithfully recreated but not all of them. It is due to be open for visitors by the end of 2017.

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Thu 22nd Dec 2016

Smog forcing city re-design

As a considerable proportion of China is swathed in toxic smog planners are considering how to combat the problem. One proposed solution is to move people and businesses away from the suburbs of Beijing into outlying districts. The move would give people shorter commutes and lower the density of people in polluted areas. In the last 18 years energy consumption has doubled and the number of cars tripled (Oh for the Halcyon days of bicycles)! The long term plan is for Beijing's population to be capped at 23 million.


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