shòu to receive; to accept; to suffer

Made up of [ zhuǎ claw radical 87, yòu also; in addition; and radical 29]

Note

A picture of a claw or crown above a right hand offering a plate - and therefore 'to receive' - the form has since been simplified
Number of strokes 8

Related characters


Using zhuǎ : ài (love)
Using yòu : duì (right) fā (to send out) fà (hair) fǎn (contrary) jí (and) jī (fowl) nán (difficult) qǔ (to take) shèng (holy) shù (tree) bào (to announce) huān (merry) yǒu (friend) zhī (to support) jiān (difficult)

Different tone

shǒu (hand) shǒu (hand) shǒu (head)

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