xuě snow

Made up of [ rain radical 173]

Note

Includes both 'rain' and 'broom' so it is rain that can be brushed away: snow
Number of strokes: 11

Related characters


Also uses component: 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

Tianjin Massacre

A flash point in China's relations with foreign powers was at Tianjin in 1870. A group of French nuns thought they were doing good by offering money for starving children so they could be adequately cared for. The locals believed the foreign devils were using the children for witchcraft and 20 people were killed when the local Chinese stormed the compound of the 'Sisters of Mercy'. Similar attacks took place in the Boxer Rebellion thirty years later.
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