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船 chuán: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

船 (chuán) English Meaning

  • boat
  • vessel
  • ship

Traditional Character:  

This character forms words in:

Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • (tiáo)
  • (sōu)
  • (zhī)

Sample Sentences

  • 船正在卸货。
    Chuán zhèngzài xièhuò.
    The ship is discharging the cargo.
  • 船快要开了。
    Chuán kuàiyào kāile.
    The ship is about to set sail.
  • 船触礁沉没。
    Chuán chùjiāo chénmò.
    The ship struck a rock and sank.
  • 船绕过了岬角。
    Chuán ràoguòle jiǎjiǎo.
    The ship rounded the point.
  • 船从桥下通过。
    Chuán cóng qiáo xià tōngguò.
    The boat passed under the bridge.
  • 这船负有重载。
    Zhè chuán fù yǒu zhòng zài.
    The boat received a heavy load.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

hsk 3 chuan
  • 舟 (zhōu): boat
  • 㕣 (yǎn): symbol of eight mouths

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 船

HSK 3 Word List

  • 船(chuán): a boat; vessel; ship; CL: 条(tiáo), 艘(sōu), 只(zhī)

HSK 6 Word List

  • 船舶(chuán bó): shipping; boats
  • 轮船(lún chuán): steamship; CL: 艘(sōu)
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