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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