shuǐ water

Made with 4 strokes.
Simplified representation of swirling water
Ancient small seal form Small seal

Different tone

shuì (taxes)
Full character form of this simplified radical: shuǐ


Index 85 used in: bīng (ice) ; qiú (to seek) ; quán (spring) ; yǒng (perpetual)

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


天水 Tianshui, Gansu
衡水 Hengshui, Hebei


杯水车薪 bēi shuǐ chē xīn Not putting in enough effort to solve a problem
凡人不可貌相, 海水不可斗量 fán rén bù kě mào xiàng, hǎi shuǐ bù kě dòu liàng Judging by appearance is dangerous
覆水难收 fù shuǐ nán shōu What is done is done. The situation can not be restored to how it once was
镜花水月 jìng huā shuǐ yuè Beautiful but unattainable dreams. Unrealistic ambitions
千山万水 qiān shān wàn shuǐ A long and arduous journey
人不可貌相,海水不可斗量 rén bù kě mào xiàng, hǎi shuǐ bù kě dǒu liáng First appearances can be deceptive


水仙 shuǐ xiān narcissus