shū book; write

Made up of [ gǔn line radical 2]
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


Using gǔn : fū (husband) zhōng (centre) wèi (not yet) xíng (permitted) huà (to draw) zhí (straight) jiù (old) pù (store)

Sounds same

shū (spear)

Different tone

shǔ (heat) shǔ (office) shù (tree)

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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
Toad

Toad

Culture

Frogs and toads are valued in China because they keep down insect pests on crops. In some regions their name is similar to qián ?money, coin? and this has given them an assoication with good fortune and luck.

Chinese Cuisine

A fine Chinese meal is a carefully balanced mixtures of flavors, textures, colors and food types. Although Western fast food has made major inroads in the cities there is still a great appreciation as food as one of the finer pleasures in life. Etiquette at formal banquets is important for visitors to understand before visiting China. Each region in China has its own variations with regional specialities, the cuisine in Guangdong is very different from that of Gansu.
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