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
Wed 10th Jan

The long cold trek to school

A distressing story of harsh life in the provinces has moved many hearts on Chinese social media.

Wang Fuman walked the 3 miles to school in the freezing cold dressed only in thin clothes. He is one of the millions of 'left-behind' children who live in villages. Both his parents have moved away to work in the cities and so he is looked after by an older sister and his grandmother. Cold weather in Yunnan province can be fierce but is not as common as elsewhere in China.


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I Ching (Yi Jing) ancient Chinese fortune telling

I Ching (Yi Jing) ancient Chinese fortune telling

Culture

In ancient China the Emperor would do very little without consulting the Yi Jing (I Ching). The Imperial court had experts to interpret the answers given by this method of Divination. Because it produces a set for 'now' and also a 'change' it is called the Book of Changes and contains explanations of the transformation.
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