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The Chinese word shui - 水 - shuĭ
(water in Chinese)

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English translations

water, waters

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 水 ( shuĭ ) 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  ( shui / shuĭ ) with pronunciation (English translation: water )
The traditional Chinese characters of shuĭ are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 水 ( shui / shuĭ ) Writing in Pinyin
Before using this Pinyin example sentence, consider that Chinese characters should always be your first choice in written communication.
If you cannot use Chinese characters, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones. Only use the Pinyin without tones if there's no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn't support special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).

Ni yao he dian shui ma?
Nĭ yào hē diăn shuĭ ma?
 – English translation: Do you want to drink some water?

Character complexity
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is composed of 4 strokes and therefore is of very low complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).

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水 ( shui / shuĭ ) belongs to the 500 most common Chinese characters (rank 198)
Chinese example words containing the character 水 ( shui / shuĭ )
抽水马桶 ( chōushuĭ mătŏng = toilet bowl ), 电水壶 ( diànshuĭhú = electric kettle ), 防水 ( fángshuĭ = waterproof ), 洪水 ( hóngshuĭ = flood ), 净水器 ( jìngshuĭqì = water purifier ), 胶水 ( jiāoshuĭ = glue ), 桔子水 ( júzishuĭ = orangeade ), 矿泉水 ( kuàngquánshuĭ = mineral water ), 露水 ( lùshuĭ = dew ), 柠檬水 ( níngméngshuĭ = lemonade ), 暖水瓶 ( nuănshuĭpíng = thermos ), 汽水 ( qìshuĭ = soda water ), 热水 ( rèshuĭ = hot water ), 热水瓶 ( rèshuĭpíng = thermos bottle ), 热水器 ( rèshuĭqì = water heater ), 爽肤水 ( shuăngfūshuĭ = toner ), 水槽 ( shuĭcáo = sink ), 水彩笔 ( shuĭcăibĭ = water color brush ), 水果 ( shuĭguŏ = fruit ), 水壶 ( shuĭhú = kettle ), 水晶 ( shuĭjīng = pebble ) 水牛 ( shuĭniú = buffalo )

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