yǒng perpetual; forever

Made up of [ shuǐ water radical 85]

Note

Combination of water with extra foam and ripples to signifying unending motion of water

Related characters


Using shuǐ : quán (spring)

Different tone

yòng (to use)

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

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永乐帝 Emperor Yongle
Wed 15th Feb

Honest students can still be found

All too often the news is full of stories of shady dealing in China, so it was refreshing to learn that honesty can still be found and that it is appreciated. A 17 year old student accidentally scratched the side of a car and damaged a wing mirror. Instead of disappearing at a rate of knots, he chose to write a letter of apology and enclosed all the loose change he had. When the driver returned to discover the damage he called the police. However, after reading the note and seeing the small change he decided that honesty should be rewarded and the driver plans to give the student money towards completing his studies.


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