xuě snow

Made up of [ rain radical 173]

Note

Includes both 'rain' and 'broom' so it is rain that can be brushed away: snow

Related characters


Using : léi (thunder) líng (zero)

Different tone

xué (study) xué (cave) xué (narrow)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

冰天雪地 bīng tiān xuě dì Encountering adverse conditions
雪里送炭 xuě lǐ sòng tàn To offer assistance when it is needed
雪上加霜 xuě shàng jiā shuāng To add to misfortunes unnecessarily

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There is a great deal to see in China; as it is such a large country it is impossible to see it all in one visit. Our visitor attraction page gives a wide range of places to visit all over China, and not just the obvious ones.
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Dragons, master of rain and water

Dragons, master of rain and water

Culture

The Chinese dragon is no fire-breathing monster, in China they are regarded as powerful but benevolent. As dragons are masters of rain, water and sea they need to be brought on your side if you want a good harvest, and so they need suitable offerings. The Dragon boat festival held near midsummer is when everyone used to seek to placate the dragon kings.
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