勺 sháo spoon; ladle
Made up of [勹 bāo
radical 20, 丶 zhǔ
NoteMaybe can be thought of as turning something over 'bao' in a frying pan
Number of strokes 3
Using 勹 bāo
: 包 bāo (to cover) 勿 wù (do not) 句 jù (sentence) 狗 gǒu (dog) 曷 hé (why)
Using 丶 zhǔ
: 太 tài (too) 玉 yù (jade) 丽 lì (beautiful) 乌 wū (crow) 义 yì (justice) 州 zhōu (prefecture) 主 zhǔ (owner) 住 zhù (to live) 弟 dì (younger brother) 白 bái (bright) 兑 duì (to cash) 令 lìng (to order) 尤 yóu (outstanding) 良 liáng (good) 铺 pù (store) 为 wèi (do)
Different tone少 shǎo (less)
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