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)

< Previous chū Next chuān >

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

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