shū book; write

Made up of [ gǔn line radical 2]
A measure word to use for this noun: běn
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Originally a pen over a mouth so a pen that speaks, now much simplified
Number of strokes: 4

Related characters


Also uses gǔn component: fū (husband) jiù (old) pù (store) wèi (not yet) xíng (permitted) zhí (straight) zhōng (centre)

Sounds same

shū (spear)

Different tone

shǔ (heat) shǔ (office) shù (tree) shù (method)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

读万卷书不如行万里路 dú wàn juǎn shū bù rú xíng wàn lǐ lù Learn from practical experience not from books

Also

shū book

Opium

The import of opium from India had a devastating effect on China. Although opium had been grown and used in China for centuries the import of huge quantities of the British controlled trade into Guangdong proved far more addiciive. It was the government officials who were most affected and even Dowager Empress Cixi used opium. Attempts to stop the trade led to two wars with Britain which China lost.
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