zhōu boat

Note

A pictograph of a rotated boat , the dots suggesting cross timbers
Number of strokes: 6

Radical

Index 137 used in: used in: chuán (boat)

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Sounds same

zhōu (region) zhōu (prefecture) zhōu (surname Zhou)

< Previous zhōu Next zhū >

Pronunciation

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

Proverbs

风雨同舟 fēng yǔ tóng zhōu Facing troubles together
木已成舟 mù yǐ chéng zhōu Too late to change anything
破釜沉舟 pò fǔ chén zhōu No going back whatever happens. Cutting off all possibility of retreat
水能载舟,亦能覆舟 shuǐ néng zài zhōu, yì néng fù zhōu Events and people can have both positive and negative influences
Epic and formative episode in the rise of the Communists

Epic and formative episode in the rise of the Communists

Modern History

The tales of the heroic struggle of thousands of soldiers over thousands of miles of challenging terrain were held up as the pivotal episode in the early days of the Communist party. It was during the Long March that Mao Zedong emerged as leader with his own vision for the future of China.
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