shù tree; to cultivate; to set up

Made up of [ wood; wooden radical 75, yòu also; in addition; and radical 29, cùn unit of length; inch; thumb radical 41]

Note

Tree with unhelpful phonetic component

Related characters


Using : chá (tea) lái (arrive) qí (board game) běn (root) cǎi (color) wèi (not yet) xiāng (each other) song (Song) zhuō (table) yǐ (chair) gān (pole) jú (tangerine) xián (to stay idle) qīn (parent) lǐ (plum) zhī (branch) zhí (to plant) bǎn (board) lóu (multi-story building) xiào (school) jī (machine)
Using yòu : duì (right) fā (to send out) fà (hair) fǎn (contrary) jí (and) jī (fowl) nán (difficult) qǔ (to take) shèng (holy) bào (to announce) huān (merry) yǒu (friend) zhī (to support) shòu (to receive) jiān (difficult)
Using cùn : dé (get) duì (right) shè (to shoot) fēng (to confer) shí (time)

Different tone

shū (book) shū (spear) shǔ (heat) shǔ (office)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

交个朋友多条路,树个敌人多堵墙 jiāo gè péng you duō tiáo lù, shù gè dí rén duō dǔ qiáng It is better to make friends than enemies
人要脸,树要皮 rén yaò liǎn, shù yaò pí Reputation ('face') is important to maintain at all costs
十年树木,百年树人 shí nián shù mù, bǎi nián shù rén Studying may be slow and arduous but is worth it
树倒猢狲散 shù daǒ hú sūn sàn An organization needs a strong leader. Chaos results when a leader is deposed.
树高千丈叶落归根 shù gāo qiān zhàng yè luò guī gēn People living far from home, will eventually comes back.
树欲静而风不止 shù yù jìng ěr fēng bù zhǐ In spite of a wish for peace, trouble is brewing

Also

枣树 zǎo shù jujube

Catties

Tea was the most important export that was weighed in the traditional Chinese unit of measurement called a 'catty'. It is colloqually known as the Chinese pound and is about 1.1pounds. The modern weight is aligned to the metric system as exactly 500grams. The container for tea, a 'caddy', is believed to have been named after the measure. In China it is known as the jin the word catty probably came from the Malay word for 'jin'.
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