zhān to observe; to divine

Made up of [ kǒu mouth radical 30, divination; prophesy radical 25]


Combines 'mouth' and 'divination' so has meaning of making an observation
Number of strokes 5

Related characters

Using kǒu : yòu (right) hé (together) wèn (ask) jiào (called) yǔ (language) shǐ (history) zhī (one) chī (to eat) fú (good fortune) fù (rich) gǔ (ancient) hēng (prosperous) huò (maybe) jiù (fault) jūn (monarch) kě (can) mìng (life) rú (as) shàng (still) shì (matter) suī (although) tái (typhoon) xǐ (to be fond of) zhī (to know) zhōu (surname Zhou) zú (foot) hào (name) gōng (palace) jù (sentence) mǎ (?) yuē (to speak) gǒu (dog) hé (to close) jí (lucky) lìng (other) bā (supposition or suggestion) xiōng (elder brother) hāi (sound of sighing) míng (name) gào (to tell) hòu (behind) táng (Tang) gè (each) chàng (to sing) tīng (to listen) hē (drink) yǎo (to bite) ne (and you?) chuán (boat) huí (to circle)
Using : wài (outside) zhuō (table)

Sounds same

zhān (to glue)

Different tone

zhàn (station) zhàn (to fight)

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stroke order for 占
Stroke order for character 占, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license
Chinese proverb


Qíng ren yǎn lǐ chū xī shī [qing ren yan li chu xi shi]
lover eye inside produce Xi Shi
The lover's eye sees the legendary beauty of Xi Shi in his plain mistress
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
Love is blind
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