quán all; whole; entire

Made up of [ to enter; to go into; to join radical 11, jade radical 96]

Note

Originally combined 'joined' with 'work' suggesting completion, now uses 'jade' 'entered' or 'enscribed' suggesting flawless perfection

Related characters


Using : zhǔ (owner) rùn (leap) zhù (to live) wán (toy) lǐ (texture) xiàn (to appear)

Sounds same

quán (spring)

Different tone

quǎn (dog) quǎn (dog)

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Pronunciation

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

People

洪秀全 Hong Xiuquan

Proverbs

逢奸宁可玉碎,气正不求瓦全 féng jiān nìng kě yù suì, qì zhèng bù qiú wǎ quán It is better to die with honor than surrender
麻雀虽小,五脏俱全 má què suī xiǎo, wǔ zàng jù quán A person is a person regardless of size. Complete in every detail
宁为玉碎,不为瓦全 nìng wéi yù suì, bù wéi wǎ quán Better to persevere than face destruction by standing out
十全十美 shí quán shí měi Perfection; Faultless
Tue 28th Mar

Marrying the estate agent

China has for for many years had strict residence laws. If you want to live in the big cities you have to apply for a permit. An enterprising Shanghai property agent has made use of a loophole that is surely soon to be closed. You can get a residency permit if you marry someone with a permit and then get divorced. A man, we only know by family name Wang, has used this trick four times to sell property to women who would not otherwise be allowed to stay in the city. The woman were willing to pay about $9,000 for the residence permit.


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China's Ancient Script

China's Ancient Script

Language

The discovery of a huge number of 'oracle bones' has added greatly to the knowledge of the origins of China's written script. It pushes back the written language to at least 3,500 years ago. Careful study of the inscriptions is still revealing information about life in Shang dynasty times.
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