shuǐ water

Note

Simplified representation of swirling water
Number of strokes 4

Radical

Index 85 used in: yǒng (perpetual) ; quán (spring)

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Sounds same

shuǐ (water)

Different tone

shuì (taxes)
Full character form of this simplified radical: shuǐ

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Pronunciation

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

Cities

天水 Tianshui, Gansu

Proverbs

杯水车薪 bēi shuǐ chē xīn Put in insufficient effort into solving a problem
凡人不可貌相, 海水不可斗量 fán rén bù kě mào xiàng, hǎi shuǐ bù kě dòu liàng Judging by appearance is dangerous
覆水难收 fù shuǐ nán shōu What is done is done
镜花水月 jìng huā shuǐ yuè Beautiful but unattainable dreams. Unrealistic ambitions
千山万水 qiān shān wàn shuǐ A long and arduous journey
人不可貌相,海水不可斗量 rén bù kě mào xiàng, hǎi shuǐ bù kě dǒu liáng First appearances can be deceptive

Also

水仙 shuǐ xiān narcissus

xiě write

Made up of [ mì cover; crown radical 14, yǔ to give; together with; and]

Origin

A representation of a magpie under a roof; As a magpie collects bright things there is an association with putting things in order by writing them down
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Yangzi dam

The great three gorges dam (Sanxia Daba) is located upstream of Yichang in Hubei province. The huge lake created has allowed boats to sail much more safely up to Chongqing as well as holding back flood waters that used to bring ruin to the lower Yangzi area.
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