fēng wind


Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Originally this included the character for 'insect' as insects are carried by the wind, it has been simplified to give the concept of motion

Sounds same

fēng fēng (to confer)

Different tone

fèng (phoenix)

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Pronunciation

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

Proverbs

风吹草动 fēng chuī cǎo dòng A minor repercussion of a larger action. A trifling consequence
风雨同舟 fēng yǔ tóng zhōu Facing troubles together
看风使舵 kàn fēng shǐ duò Not sticking to the big plan. A fickle mind
空穴来风未必无因 kōng xuè lái féng wèi bì wú yīn There are always clues that something is about to happen
弱不禁风 ruò bù jīn fēng Fragile, unable to withstand further setbacks
煽风点火 shān fēng diǎn huǒ Create a lot of trouble

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After over 350 years of disunity following the collapse of the Han dynasty China became re-united under the short-lived Sui dynasty. After some positive developments under the dynastic founder the dysnaty collapsed under his successor but China did not again fall into chaos as it was soon succeeded by the Tang dynasty.
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