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
Chinese proverb

Proverb

Tóng chuáng yì mèng [tong chuang yi meng]
same bed different dream
Dream different dreams on the same bed
Not everyone thinks the same
It takes all sorts to make the world

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