Meaning of 船

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Pinyin: chuán
English Definition: boat; vessel; ship; Classifiers:
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (ship) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ zhōu ] boat, ship
    • Above to below
      • [ ] small table; how many; a few, some
      • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
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Example Words
船舶 chuán shipping; boats
飞船 fēi chuán airship; spaceship
渔船 chuán fishing boat; Classifiers:
船只 chuán zhī ship; boat; vessel
轮船 lún chuán steamship; steamer; ocean liner; ship; Classifiers:
More: 船* | *船 | *船*
Example Sentences
The fishermen pulled their boat onto the shore.
We are rowing on the lake.
The astronauts boarded the spaceship.
Don't forget to buy a ticket for the ship.
The small boat drifts on the river.