fù father

Note

Picture of a hand holding a stone, or may be a stick admonishing a child
Number of strokes 4

Radical

Index 88 used in: bà (father)

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Sounds same

fù (woman) fù (rich) fù ('left ear') fù (place)

Different tone

fū (husband) fú (blessing) fú (good fortune) fú (not)

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

Proverbs

虎父无犬子 hǔ fù wú quǎn zǐ A son is similar to his father
子不教父之过 zǐ bù jiào fù zhī guò Parents are responsible for their children's education
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Mon 14th May

Ten years on from the Sichuan earthquake

The devastating earthquake of May 12th 2008 was China's worst natural disaster in recent years. Nearly 90,000 people were killed - a huge number compared to many more high profile disasters (30 times the loss in the 9/11 attacks). It occurred in a rural area north-west of Sichuan's provincial capital Chengdu in the afternoon. Among the dead were up to 5,000 students. Many blamed the poor quality of the buildings which had been hastily constructed. Criticism of the government's role was suppressed and some feel that they never received adequate explanations.

China is very prone to earthquakes and holds the dubious honor of the most loss of life anywhere in the world. In 1976 the Tangshan earthquake, Hebei cost 650,000 people's lives but the worst still was 830,000 lives lost in 1556. The country is geologically diverse, made up of a mosaic of small tectonic plates that occasionally slip and slide against each other.


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