ròu meat; flesh

Note

A picture of pieces of dried meat tied up in a bundle
Number of strokes 6

Sounds same

ròu (meat)
This character is also represented as a radical in the form: ròu

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Pronunciation

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

Proverbs

酒肉朋友 jiǔ ròu péng yǒu Cupboard love. Fair weather friends
肉包子打狗 ròu bāo zǐ dǎ gǒu To use a self defeating method to solve a problem
Dragons, master of rain and water

Dragons, master of rain and water

Culture

The Chinese dragon is no fire-breathing monster, in China they are regarded as powerful but benevolent. As dragons are masters of rain, water and sea they need to be brought on your side if you want a good harvest, and so they need suitable offerings. The Dragon boat festival held near midsummer is when everyone used to seek to placate the dragon kings.
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