quǎn dog

Note

Ancient picture of a stylized rearing dog, the dot represents an ear
Number of strokes: 4

Different tone

quán (all) quán (spring)
This character is also represented as a radical in the form: quǎn

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 犬
Stroke order for character 犬, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Proverbs

虎父无犬子 hǔ fù wú quǎn zǐ A son is similar to his father
鸡犬不宁 jī quǎn bù ning All in turmoil and excitement
一犬吠影,白犬吠声 yī quǎn fèi yǐng, bǎi quǎn fèi shēng Blindly follow a trend without even knowing its origin
犬牙交错 quǎn yá jiāo cuò Closely locked together like the two sets of teeth, Said of two opponents who are closely matched in skill who are locked in complex conflict.
鸡犬升天 jī quǎn shēng tiān Riding high on someone else's success. When someone gets a plum job all his friends and family will also prosper. Alternatively can mean once a problem has been cracked anyone can solve it.
画虎类犬 huà hǔ lèi quǎn Foolishly undertaking something over-ambitious and coming a cropper. Taking on something beyond your ability. Puffed up with self-conceit.