shǔ office; bureau; to sign

Made up of [ wǎng net radical 122, zhě in process of; involved in ]
Number of strokes 13

Related characters


Using wǎng : zhì (to install)
Using zhě : dōu (all) zhū (hog) zhǔ (to cook) xù (beginnings)

Sounds same

shǔ (heat)

Different tone

shū (book) shū (spear) shù (tree)

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The Chinese language is rightly treasured as the country's greatest accomplishment. Our language section introduces the historical and linguistic background that greatly adds to the appreciation of China. The written script has fascinated Western scholars for centuries. In the language section we include some introductory lessons, a guide to how it is written and some of the oldest classical texts.
Chinese proverb

Proverb

沐猴
Mù hóu ér guàn [mu hou er guan]
tree monkey but wear hat
A hat-wearing macaque
A worthless person hiding behind imposing looks. Trying to impress too hard
All that glitters is not gold
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