sù to complain; to sue; to tell

Made up of [ yán words radical 149]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

The words radical suggests conversation and the seconfd part 'chi' means scold.
Number of strokes 7

Related characters


Using yán : huà (speech) yǔ (language) dàn (birth) shuō (to speak) shéi (who) mí (riddle) xiè (thanks) qǐng (please) jì (to record) 访 fǎng (to visit)

Sounds same

sù (respectful)

Different tone

sū (revive)

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