shān bristle; hair

Note

Three hairs that can represent a brush
Number of strokes 3

Radical

Index 59 used in: cǎi (color)

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Sounds same

shān (mountain)

Different tone

shǎn (Shanzhou)

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

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The emblematic Giant Panda is restricted to remote mountainous terrain in central Sichuan; Shanxi and Shaanxi provinces. They are thinly spread over large areas and so unlikely to be seen in the wild. They slowly digest through 50 pounds [23 kgs] of bamboo each day. China now leases out pandas to foreign zoos for a cool $1 million a year.
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