zhōu boat


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


Index 137 used in: chuán (boat)

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Sounds same

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

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


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 Forces and people can have positive and negative influences

The illustrious Ming

It was during the Ming dynasty that China achieved many accomplishments: a vast fleet sailed the seas and made many dicoveries.; an encylopedia of the accumulated knowledge was distilled into 11,000 chapers; trade with America brought in new vegetables and cotton that were widely grown.
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