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

Sound file kindly provided by shtooka.net under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike License

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
double happiness

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