sháo spoon; ladle

Made up of [ bāo wrap radical 20, zhǔ dot radical 3]

Note

Maybe can be thought of as turning something over 'bao' in a frying pan
Number of strokes 3

Related characters


Using bāo : bāo (to cover) wù (do not) jù (sentence) gǒu (dog) hé (why)
Using zhǔ : tài (too) yù (jade) lì (beautiful) wū (crow) yì (justice) zhōu (prefecture) zhǔ (owner) zhù (to live) dì (younger brother) bái (bright) duì (to cash) lìng (to order) yóu (outstanding) liáng (good) pù (store) wèi (do)

Different tone

shǎo (less)

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