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)

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Sounds same

zhōu (region) zhōu (prefecture) zhōu (circuit)

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Pronunciation

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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 A story at the fall of the Qin dynasty 207BCE tells of the general Xiang Yu who refused to accept possibility of retreat at the battle of Julu by burning the boats and smashing the cooking pots. So it means 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 Events and people can have both positive and negative influences
刻舟求剑 kè zhōu qiú jiàn A venture made pointless by changing circumstances. The story is of a man who accidentally dropped a sword in the lake while being ferried across it. He reasoned that if he made a notch in the side of the boat that would let him find the sword again,

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