kǎn open box

Note

Picture of a box without a lid
Number of strokes 2

Radical

Index 17 used in: chū (go out) ; huà (to draw)

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Sounds same

kǎn (Water) kǎn

Different tone

kān (to print) kàn (look)

< Previous kān Next kǎn >

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

Gateway to China

For centuries the Western gateway to China was at Jiayuguan in the north-west of Gansu province. It was an impressive fort marking entry into China on the Silk Road known as the “First and Greatest Pass Under Heaven”. It has impressive 35 feet [11 meters] high walls. Banishment from China meant ejection from this gate into the barbarian states that lived beyond.
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