xué study

Made up of [ child; sage; seed radical 39]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Represents a teacher laying on hands to clear the darkness over a 'child'
Number of strokes 8

Related characters


Using : hǎo (good) kǒng (great) hēng (prosperous) jì (season) sūn (grandson) zì (letter) lǐ (plum) hái (child) xiào (filial piety or obedience)

Sounds same

xué (cave) xué (narrow)

Different tone

xuě (snow)

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Pronunciation

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

Proverbs

邯郸学步 hán dān xué bù Pompous and pretentious. Trying too hard to impress
学而不思则罔,思而不学则殆 xué ér bù sī zé wǎng, sī ér bù xué zé dài Studying hard is important and gives rewards
学好三年,学坏三天 xué hǎo sān nián, xué huài sān tiān Falling into bad ways is far easier than keeping to the good
学无止境 xué wú zhǐ jìng Knowledge is infinite

Qufu

The temple complex at Qufu that honor Confucius's birthplace rival Imperial palaces in their size and opulence. The reverence shown to Confucius over most of the last two thousand years is inspiring. Descendents of Confucius (family name in Chinese Kong) still live at Qufu and are in the 83rd generation making it the longest documented family tree in the world.
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Fri 2nd Dec 2016

Titanic recreation

The foundations of a new major tourist attraction have been laid of an ambitious $1 billion project. The new Titanic is located far inland - on the Qijiang River, Sichuan. The builders are planning to honor the blockbuster film 'Titanic' rather than the original doomed maiden voyage of 1912. Some of the key rooms and cabins will be faithfully recreated but not all of them. It is due to be open for visitors by the end of 2017.

titanic
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