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:
船长 [ chuán zhǎng ]: captain (of a boat); skipper
飞船 [ fēi chuán ]: airship; spaceship
船头 [ chuán tóu ]: the bow or prow of a ship
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