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

Foot binding

The tradition of binding girls feet so that they could barely walk came into widespread fashion at about the time of the Sui dynasty. The dimunitive feet and trotting gait was considered attractive and many women inflcited it on their daughters (up to one half of all girls) in the hope they would attract a good husband.
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