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
Tue 13th Feb

Grand plan for rural development

Unexciting news for some may be but China is known for its long term central planning. A major new policy initiative is to lift all rural people out of poverty. The aim is that by 2050 that rural areas should have efficient, quality agriculture, a beautiful countryside and the farmers wealthy. Such a transformation will take stages and will involve marginal land being taken out of agricultural production and people moved off the land. To achieve these ends the continuing campaign against corruption by local officials will be escalated. Although China is becmoing urbanized at an unprecedented rate in world history their are still hundreds of millions trapped in poverty in the China's vast interior.
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