shǒu hand

Note

A hand showing the lines across the palm
Number of strokes 4

Sounds same

shǒu (hand) shǒu (head)

Different tone

shòu (to receive)
This character is also represented as a radical in the form: shǒu

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Pronunciation

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

Proverbs

爱不释手 ài bù shì shǒu Locked in love's clutches
白手起家 bái shǒu qǐ jiā To build up something from nothing
大手大脚 dà shǒu dà jiaǒ Lavish and grandiose expenditure on tasteless trifles
先下手为强 xiān xià shǒu wéi qiáng To gain the upper hand by striking first
袖手旁观 xiù shǒu páng guān To look on without offering any help or showing concern
眼高手低 yǎn gāo shǒu dī To have high ambitions but possess limited skills

Also

佛手 fó shǒu finger lemon

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