suǒ actually; place; that which

Made up of [ door radical 63, dāo knife ]

Note

Consists of 'door' and 'axe' from the practice of chopping wood near to home and hence idea of 'place'
Number of strokes 8

Related characters


Using dāo : fēn (divide) chū (at first) jiǎn (scissors)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 所
Stroke order for character 所, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Proverbs

萝卜白菜,各有所爱 luó bo bái cài, gè yǒu suǒ ài Everyone has their own preferences
所向无前 suǒ xiàng wú qián Invincible against all opponents
China's Ancient Script

China's Ancient Script

Language

The discovery of a huge number of 'oracle bones' has added greatly to the knowledge of the origins of China's written script. It pushes back the written language to at least 3,500 years ago. Careful study of the inscriptions is still revealing information about life in Shang dynasty times.
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