xiě write

Made up of [ cover; crown radical 14, to give; together with; and ]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

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
Number of strokes 5

Related characters


Using : láo (to toil) ài (love) miǎn (to escape)

Different tone

xiē (some) xiè (thanks) xiè

< Previous xiē Next xiè >

Pronunciation

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Food transport

The grand canal performed a vital function for supplying food to the vast imperial capital of Chang'an (Xi'an) particularly in the Tang dynasty. Huge barges labored slowly along the carefully maintained canal - still the longest in the world at 1,100 miles. About 100,000 tons of rice were transported from the agricultural south to the urban north each year.
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