shān mountain

Note

Picture of three peaks to represent a hill or mountain
Number of strokes 3

Radical

Index 46 used in: dǎo (island) ; suì (year) ; àn (bank)

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Sounds same

shān (bristle)

Different tone

shǎn (Shanzhou)

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Pronunciation

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

Provinces

山东 Shandong
山西 Shanxi

Cities

马鞍山 Ma'anshan, Anhui
中山 Zhongshan, Guangdong
佛山 Foshan, Guangdong
唐山 Tangshan, Hebei
双鸭山 Shuangyashan, Heilongjiang
平顶山 Pingdingshan, Henan
台山 Taishan, Guangdong
鞍山 Anshan, Liaoning
石嘴山 Shizuishan, Ningxia
乐山 Leshan, Sichuan
武夷山 Wuyishan, Fujian

People

孙中山 Sun Yatsen

Proverbs

刀山火海 dāo shān huǒ hǎi An extremely difficult and dangerous situation
调虎离山 diào hǔ lí shān Lure an enemy out of its home territory in order to attack it
开门见山 kāi mén jiàn shān To come straight to the point. Avoid procrastination
留得青山在,不怕没柴烧 liú dé qīng shān zài, bù pà méi chái shāo Do not despair, there is plenty of time and opportunity
千山万水 qiān shān wàn shuǐ A long and arduous journey
人山人海 rén shān rén hǎi Huge crowds of people

Also

shān mountain
Tue 22nd Nov 2016

No smoking in China

One of the disappointing facts about China has been the apparent race to be the number one country for cigarette smoking. The current statistic is that the each adult in China smokes an average of 6 cigarettes a day putting the country as number 9 - below Russia on a per capita basis but due to China's population that puts the country on top of the table for total tobacco consumption. That for the year 2009 amounts to 2,640,000,000,000 cigarettes (yes 2.64 trillion!). About 60% of men smoke but only 4% of women in China.

Government efforts to curb smoking have not been entirely successful. Restaurants and other enclosed places had a ban some years ago. Now (November 2016) the government is enacting legislation to ban smoking in most public places. A fine of 500 yuan can be imposed for smoking in public parks, near children and near historic monuments.

It is likely that the new law will be widely flouted until the ban is combined with public health campaign to convince the 300 million smokers to give up. Personally speaking I have become so sensitive to smoke that I find it unpleasant when wafted on the breeze from a hundred yards away, so traveling in China can be rather tricky.

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Chinese proverb

Proverb

隔靴搔痒
Gé xuē sāo yǎng [ge xue sao yang]
separate boot scratch itch
Scratching an itch from outside of the shoe
An ineffective solution to a problem
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