zhān to observe; to divine

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

Note

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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Pronunciation

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

Proverb

Dǎ cǎo jīng ché [da cao jing che]
strike grass startled snake
Striking the grass alerts the snake
Unwisely alerting an enemy

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