shǔ heat; hot weather; summer heat

Made up of [ sun; day radical 72, lǎo old radical 125]

Note

Combination of sun and a now misleading phonetic
Number of strokes: 12

Related characters


Also uses component: bái (bright) céng (once) chāng (prosperous) chūn (spring) dàn (dawn) hūn (to marry) jiàn (gap) jiān (between) jǐng (bright) jiù (old) míng (bright) mò (do not) pǔ (general) qíng (clear sky) shì (is) shí (time) wǎn (evening) xiāng (fragrant) xīng (star) yáng (yang) yì (easy) yīn (sound) yǐng (picture) zǎo (early) zhào (according to) zhě (in process of) zhuō (table) zuì (most) zuó (previous)
Also uses lǎo component: lǎo (venerable) xiào (filial piety or obedience) zhě (in process of)

Sounds same

shǔ (office)

Different tone

shū (book) shū (spear) shù (tree) shù (method)

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Chinese proverb

Proverb

Qiáng lóng nán yā dì tóu shé [qiang long nan ya di tou she]
strong dragon difficult press soil head snake
Even a dragon finds it difficult to conquer a snake in its lair
Knowledge of local area and people gives them a distinct advantage even against a strong enemy
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