quǎn dog

Note

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

Sounds same

quǎn (dog)

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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Dragons, master of rain and water

Dragons, master of rain and water

Culture

The Chinese dragon is no fire-breathing monster, in China they are regarded as powerful but benevolent. As dragons are masters of rain, water and sea they need to be brought on your side if you want a good harvest, and so they need suitable offerings. The Dragon boat festival held near midsummer is when everyone used to seek to placate the dragon kings.
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