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
Tue 7th Mar

Urban plans change

Any recent visitor to China will have come away astonished by the pace of change. Huge, new buildings pop-up everywhere. The government has a strategy of planned construction of whole new urban centers. While the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) of Deng Xiaoping's era have prospered there is now more than example of how this strategy has failed to deliver. Ordos has been widely featured as a modern ghost town because a local boom from coal mining did not take place. Other developments within Tianjin, Kunming cities and at Yingkou, Liaoning have also failed to find take-up by companies. The government strategy seems to be moving from designating new cities to develop to following industrial development - only putting new urban cities where there is a demonstrable need for them.


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