永 yǒng perpetual; forever
Made up of [水 shuǐ
NoteCombination of water with extra foam and ripples to signifying unending motion of water
Using 水 shuǐ
: 泉 quán (spring)
Different tone用 yòng (to use)
Stroke order for character 永, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license ➚
永乐帝 Emperor Yongle
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.Read full story...
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