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
轮船 [ lún chuán ]: steamship; steamer; ocean liner; ship; Classifiers:
宝船 [ bǎo chuán ]: Chinese treasure ship, a type of large sailing ship in the fleet of Ming dynasty admiral Zheng He 郑和
粘船鱼 [ zhān chuán ]: shark sucker (Echeneis naucrates)
船长 [ chuán zhǎng ]: captain (of a boat); skipper
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