殳 shū spear; club
NoteAn ancient picture of a right hand holding a club
Number of strokes 4
Index 79 used in: 没 méi (have not)
Sounds same书 shū (book)
Different tone暑 shǔ (heat)
署 shǔ (office)
树 shù (tree)
Stroke order for character 殳, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license ➚
When Mr. Li set off 20,000 firecrackers to celebrate moving into his new, luxury house in Ziazing Zhejiang he was one of the first people to end up with a fine. Firecrackers have for centuries been used to celebrate festivals, birthdays and many other events. Concerns about air pollution and just as important noise pollution have led to some cities imposing bans. It will be interesting to see whether fines will be imposed on Chinese New Year which is now less than four weeks away.
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