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The Cantonese word sam - 什 - sam6
(what in Cantonese)





Romanization (Jyutping)

sam6
also: zaap6, sap6

English translations

what

Chinese character (simplified) and stroke order animation"How do I write 什 ( sam6 ) 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.
This Cantonese dictionary shows you the correct stroke order as an animation for all individual characters so you can learn and understand how to write the character correctly.
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The traditional Chinese characters of sam6 are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
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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when  |  where
什 ( sam / sam6 ) belongs to the 500 most common Chinese characters (rank 153)
Other characters that are pronounced sam6 in Cantonese
More words that mean what in Cantonese
ho4 ( 何 ), noi6 ( 奈 ), zam2 ( 怎 )

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