fū husband; distinguished

Made up of [ big; great; large; very radical 37, gǔn line radical 2]

Note

Large person with hairpin indicating maturity as an adult male
Number of strokes 4

Related characters


Using : tiān (sky) tài (too) qìng (celebrate) tóu (head) mò (do not) shí (real) shī (to lose) měi (beautiful) qí (strange) yāng (center)
Using gǔn : zhōng (centre) shū (book) wèi (not yet) xíng (permitted) huà (to draw) zhí (straight) jiù (old) pù (store)

Different tone

fú (blessing) fú (good fortune) fú (not) fù (woman) fù (father) fù (rich) fù ('left ear') fù (place)

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