wǎng monarch

Note

Probably a picture of an ancient ax, but others say that the lines for heaven, man and earth are linked by a vertical line to represent the unifying/controlling influence of the king or monarch
Number of strokes 4

Sounds same

wǎng (net)

Different tone

wāng (lame) wáng (to die)

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Pronunciation

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

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

People

王维 Wang Wei
王莽 Wang Mang
王羲之 Wang Xizhi
Chinese proverb

Proverb

ài bù shì shǒu [ai bu shi shou]
love not let go hand
Locked in love's clutches

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Sanjiangyuan 三江源 is a national park in Qinghai province which contains the source of three great rivers: the Yangzi, Yellow and Mekong rivers. It is vast area covering 140,155 sq miles [363,000 sq kms] of low rainfall and sparse vegetation.
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