CHINESE SCRIPT

CHINESE CHARACTER FORMATION & ETYMOLOGY

  

 

 

 

3 strokes (丿)

ㄔㄨㄢ1 (chuan1)

chuān

 

= stream, river; water; flow; boil => pictographic representation of a river (radical 47) - alternatively the character for river is written 巛 or 巜 , the latter being the Han character and pronounced gu (ㄍㄨㄟ4)

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