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

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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

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