shé tongue

Note

Picture of a tongue emerging from a mouth at the bottom
Number of strokes 6

Radical

Index 135 used in: huà (speech) ; shè (residence)

< Previous radical 133 zhì Next radical 137 zhōu >

Different tone

shè (to shoot) shè (residence)

< Previous shǎo Next shè >

Imperial Examinations

Imperial Examinations

Culture

One of China's most important exports was the respect for scholarship and learning. China was the first nation to appoint on basis of academic merit. Strict Imperial examinations were set up two thousand years ago and were the passport to a quieter life with a steady income.

Routledge Grammar:Basic Chinese

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