rú as; such as; as if

Made up of [ female; woman radical 38, kǒu mouth radical 30]

Note

Represents a woman speaking, and suggests a woman speaking on behalf of a man, or a man in the place of a woman

Related characters


Using : hǎo (good) ān (peace) nǚ (woman) tā (she) jiě (elder sister) fù (woman) mèi (younger sister) shǐ (to begin) mā (mother) nǎi (milk) ǎi (low) yào (want) gū (paternal aunt) xìng (surname) lóu (multi-story building)
Using kǒu : yòu (right) hé (together) wèn (ask) jiào (called) yǔ (language) shǐ (history) zhī (one) chī (to eat) fú (good fortune) fù (rich) gǔ (ancient) hēng (prosperous) huò (maybe) jiù (fault) jūn (monarch) kě (can) mìng (life) shàng (still) shì (matter) suī (although) tái (typhoon) xǐ (to be fond of) zhī (to know) zhōu (surname Zhou) zú (foot) hào (name) gōng (palace) jù (sentence) mǎ (?) yuē (to speak) gǒu (dog) hé (to close) jí (lucky) lìng (other) bā (supposition or suggestion) xiōng (elder brother) hāi (sound of sighing) míng (name) gào (to tell) zhān (to observe) hòu (behind) táng (Tang) gè (each) chàng (to sing) tīng (to listen) hē (drink) yǎo (to bite) ne (and you?) chuán (boat) huí (to circle)

Different tone

rù (to enter)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

百闻不如一见 bǎi wén bù rú yí jiàn Delighted to meet you in person at last
赐子千金不如教子一艺 cì zǐ qiān jīn bù rú jiào zǐ yī yì Learning a new skill will pay dividends in the future
读万卷书不如行万里路 dú wàn juǎn shū bù rú xíng wàn lǐ lù Learn from practical experience not from books
度日如年 dù rì rú nián Time seems to pass very slowly
骨瘦如柴 gǔ shòu rú chái Emaciated
如坐针毡 rú zuò zhēn zhān To feel tense and uneasy

Also

如意 rú yì Ru Yi

bǐ pen; brush

Made up of [ zhú bamboo radical 118, máo hair; fur; coin denomination radical 82]

Origin

A combination of bamboo and hair to represent the traditional hair brush with a bamboo shaft. The traditional form had 'hand' instead of 'hair'
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