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The Chinese word shou - 寿 - shòu
(longevity in Chinese)





Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

shòu

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English translations

longevity, life, birthday,
age

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 寿 ( shòu ) correctly?"

The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers.
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Chinese characters  ( shou / shòu ) with pronunciation (English translation: longevity )
寿 ( shou / shòu ) in traditional characters
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Character complexity
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寿 is composed of 7 strokes and therefore is of low complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).

Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

birthday  |  age
 
Chinese example words containing the character 寿 ( shou / shòu )
万寿山 ( Wàn Shòu Shān = Longevity Hill )
Other characters that are pronounced shòu in Chinese
More words that mean life in Chinese
mìng ( 命 ), rìzi ( 日子 ), shēn ( 身 ), shēng ( 生 ), shēnghuó ( 生活 ), shēngmìng ( 生命 )

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