chū at first; first

Made up of [ clothes radical 145, dāo knife ]

Note

Consists of knife and cloth, and as this the first stage of making clothes it evokes 'first steps'

Related characters


Using : fú (blessing) ǎo (jacket)
Using dāo : fēn (divide) suǒ (actually) jiǎn (scissors)

Sounds same

chū (go out)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

初生之犊不怕虎 chū shēng zhī dú bù pà hǔ Innocent of the dangers involved

The illustrious Ming

It was during the Ming dynasty that China achieved many accomplishments: a vast fleet sailed the seas and made many dicoveries.; an encylopedia of the accumulated knowledge was distilled into 11,000 chapers; trade with America brought in new vegetables and cotton that were widely grown.
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Chinese proverb

Proverb

zhèng yā bǎi xié [yi zheng ya bai xie]
one correct flatten hundred evil
Justice can overpower a hundred evils
Justice is the main defense against evil
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