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)

< Previous fèn Next fēng >

Pronunciation

Sound file kindly provided by shtooka.net under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike License

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 must have been signs that it was going 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
Traditional and Simplified

Traditional and Simplified

Language

When you start learning Chinese you soon across the fact that there are two written forms still in use, the simplified form used in China and the old, traditional form still used in Taiwan, Hong Kong and other overseas Chinese communities. With 4,000 years of use the written Chinese language has many archaic features. On formation of the Peoples Republic an ambition reform programme of the script was instigated which has made the learning of the characters far easier.

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