dǒu unit of weight; peck; cup or dipper shaped object; ten sheng


Number of strokes 4

Radical

Index 68

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Different tone

dōu (all)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 斗
Stroke order for character 斗, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Proverbs

凡人不可貌相, 海水不可斗量 fán rén bù kě mào xiàng, hǎi shuǐ bù kě dòu liàng Judging by appearance is dangerous
龙争虎斗 lóng zhēng hǔ dòu Struggle between two equal leaders
人不可貌相,海水不可斗量 rén bù kě mào xiàng, hǎi shuǐ bù kě dǒu liáng First appearances can be deceptive
Chinese proverb

Proverb

铁杵
Tiě chǔ chéng zhēn [tie chu cheng zhen]
iron pestle produce needle
Grind an iron rod down to a needle
Perseverance can achieve anything

Writing characters

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