shéi who

Made up of [ yán words radical 149, zhuī short-tailed bird; dove radical 172]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Probably zhui adds a rough phonetic. Can be pronounced shei or shui depending on context.
Number of strokes 10

Related characters


Using yán : huà (speech) yǔ (language) dàn (birth) shuō (to speak) mí (riddle) xiè (thanks) qǐng (please) jì (to record) sù (to complain) 访 fǎng (to visit)
Using zhuī : nán (difficult) wéi (to preserve)
Alternative pronunciation : zhuī

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Pronunciation

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Phrases

谁走了 shéi zǒu le Who has left?
Growing rice in China

Growing rice in China

Culture

The cultivation of rice for food has been carried out in China for the last 10,000 years. Over this time about 50,000 different varieties have been bred selectively for every possible soil and climate type. Recently it has proved cheaper to import rice rather than grow it in China, so rather surprisingly China is a major importer of this staple food.

pào cannon; firecracker

Made up of [ huǒ fire, bāo to cover; to wrap; to hold]

Origin

Fire gives the idea and 'bao' gives rough phonetic and onomatopoeia for the 'bang' of a fire cracker
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