hàn perspiration; sweat

Made up of [ shuǐ water radical 85, gàn do; shield; to concern radical 51]

Note

The water radical suggest s liquid, gan 'shield' gives rough phonetic
Number of strokes: 6

Related characters


Also uses shuǐ component: fǎ (law) gǎng (harbor) hǎi (sea) hàn (chinese) hé (river) hóng (flood) hú (lake) jiāng (river) jīn (ferry crossing) jiǔ (wine) mǎn (to fill) méi (have not) pào (bubble) qì (steam) qiǎn (shallow) qīng (clear) xǐ (to wash) yǎn (to develop) yú (fishing) zé (pool) zhì (to rule) zhōu (region)
Also uses gàn component: àn (bank) gǎn (to overtake) gān (pole) gān (liver) kān (to print) nián (year)

Sounds same

hàn (chinese)

Different tone

hán (cold)

< Previous hàn Next hǎo >

Pronunciation

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

Hot and cold foods

The Chinese have always put importance on balancing foods in meals that goes back to the concept of yin and yang. According to tradition 'hot' and 'cold' refers not to temperature but the property of the food. Obviously chilies are hot and bananas are cold. Less obviously beef and chocolate sweets are considered 'hot' while pears and shrimps are 'cold'. A good dish and a good meal will seek to balance hot and cold ingredients.
Read More
Share this page Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest

Chinasage is a new web resource, started in 2012, pages will be added, enhanced and re-formatted regularly. Please check back soon for updated information about China.

We would be most grateful if you can help improve this page. Please visit our (secure) contact page to leave any comment. Thanks.

Citation information: Chinasage, 'Chinese character hàn 汗 perspiration', , Web, http://www.chinasage.info/chars/fch_han_perspiration.htm.

Copyright © Chinasage 2012 to 2018