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What does 四川 Sìchuān mean?
Posted by: nciku (IP Logged)
Date: May 27, 2008 10:11PM
四 川 Sìchuān is famous for its delicious spicy Sichuan Cuisine and scenic spots most of the time, but this week the 7.8-magnitude earthquake made all the world astonished because of the big death toll. All the people come to support 四川 Sìchuān Province. Look at this earthquake relief advertisement , it writes “CHINA” with “川 chuān” inside it. Isn’t it creative?

Sichuan Province, located in southwest China, is one of the largest and most inaccessible provinces in the nation. This province covers an area of 485,000 kilometers (187,000 miles) and boasts the largest population in China, with 87 million people.

Do you know the character meanings for the name? It is easy and interesting. ChineseHour is telling you now.

四川 Sìchuān, 四 Sì — FOUR, 川 chuān — RIVER.

See? It means FOUR RIVERS there.

Sichuan is bordered by the Tibetan Plateau in the west and by the Three Gorges and the Yangtze River in the east. The eastern part of the Sichuan basin is ringed by lofty mountains and experiences a subtropical and humid climate. The western part is considered the highland area and experiences frequent fog with intense sunlight, but low temperatures. The annual rainfall in this province is 1000 millimeters and the average annual temperature is 16.5C.

If you look carefully at this characters “川 chuān”, it is a pictographic two strokes on both sides resembles two banks of a river, and the central stroke resembles the river. Do you understand what it means now?

from nicku

Re: What does 四川 Sìchuān mean?
Posted by: Sweetmother (IP Logged)
Date: August 13, 2008 02:19AM
why you not ask, what does "CHINA" mean?spinning smiley sticking its tongue out


? ha ha

Re: What does 四川 Sìchuān mean?
Posted by: Wht (IP Logged)
Date: August 13, 2008 06:01AM
It is a province of China.

Re: What does 四川 Sìchuān mean?
Posted by: Ajin728 (IP Logged)
Date: July 29, 2009 12:54AM
川南 川北 川东 川西 四行署合并而来。
It is composed of Chuan nan ,Chuan bei,Chuan dong,Chuan xi.
Chuan means river,but not in there,as much as I know,not a particular river.

Re: What does 四川 Sìchuān mean?
Posted by: 406598708 (IP Logged)
Date: July 31, 2009 09:39AM

Re: What does 四川 Sìchuān mean?
Posted by: Mdl (IP Logged)
Date: August 27, 2009 03:45PM
Here is history about 四川:


you can ask your friend in China tranlate it to you.

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