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)

< Previous radical 44 shī Next radical 47 chuān >

Sounds same

shān (bristle)

Different tone

shǎn (Shanzhou)

< Previous Next shān >

Pronunciation

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

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

The Silk Route

The transport of the delicate but non perishable fabric silk was one of the precious goods transported over the Silk Route. The name 'silk route' is a relatively modern creation as it was first used in the 19th century. It is misleading as it represents a whole network of roads that led into China through the Gansu corridor. It was most important in the Tang and Mongol dynasties.
Read More

The Great Wall

One of China's great accomplishments that is genuinely awe-inspiring is the Great Wall. On our page describing the wall we debunk some of the many myths surrounding its construction. For centuries the wall has stood unused and so large sections have fallen into disrepair. The sections to the north of Beijing are the most visited and here the Great Wall snakes its way up and over mountains.
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 have any comments or suggestions to help improve this page. Our contact page is also available if you have a longer comment. Just type in a quick remark here:

 

Citation information: Chinasage, 'Chinese character shān 山 mountain', , Web, http://www.chinasage.info/chars/fch_shan_mountain.htm.

Copyright © Chinasage 2012 to 2017