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Understanding the pronunciation and explanation of Common Chinese character: 端


  
Chinese Character Try to write it by Doodle Program Pronunciations and explanations
   [duān]  
[hold sth. level with both hands, extremity, end]
端午节 duānwǔjié [the Dragon Boat Festival (the 5th day of the 5th lunar month) ]

How to write Chinese characters
The order of strokes of Chinese characters are traditionally classified into eight basic forms, each appearing in the character "eternally" and according to their contemporary names("Dian", "Heng", "Shu", "Gou", "Ti", "Pie", "Duan Pie", "Na"). Though somewhat arbitrary, this system has remained popular for nearly two millenia. Go to this page to learn more about the order of strokes of Chinese characters.