quǎn dog

Note

Ancient picture of a stylized rearing dog, the dot represents an ear
Number of strokes: 4

Different tone

quán (all) quán (spring)
This character is also represented as a radical in the form: quǎn

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Pronunciation

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

Proverbs

虎父无犬子 hǔ fù wú quǎn zǐ A son is similar to his father
鸡犬不宁 jī quǎn bù ning All in turmoil and excitement
一犬吠影,白犬吠声 yī quǎn fèi yǐng, bǎi quǎn fèi shēng Blindly follow a trend without even knowing its origin

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