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)

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

Tibet's name

Even the name used for Tibet is contentious. The name used in the West 'Tibet' probably comes from the Arabic 'Tibat' meaning 'the summits'. In China it is known as 西藏 xī zàng meaning 'Western treasury of Buddhist scriptures'. It is the strength of Buddhism in Tibet that has set it apart from China. The Tibetan name for themselves is Bod or in Sanskrit བོད.
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Growing rice in China

Growing rice in China

Culture

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