zhōu boat

Note

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

Radical

Index 137 used in: chuán (boat)

< Previous radical 135 shé Next radical 140 cǎo >

Sounds same

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

< Previous zhōu Next zhū >

Pronunciation

Sound file kindly provided by shtooka.net under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike License

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 Forces and people can have positive and negative influences
China's Ancient Script

China's Ancient Script

Language

The discovery of a huge number of 'oracle bones' has added greatly to the knowledge of the origins of China's written script. It pushes back the written language to at least 3,500 years ago. Careful study of the inscriptions is still revealing information about life in Shang dynasty times.
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