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
Dragons, master of rain and water

Dragons, master of rain and water

Culture

The Chinese dragon is no fire-breathing monster, in China they are regarded as powerful but benevolent. As dragons are masters of rain, water and sea they need to be brought on your side if you want a good harvest, and so they need suitable offerings. The Dragon boat festival held near midsummer is when everyone used to seek to placate the dragon kings.
Chinese proverb

Proverb

Jiǎo tù sān kū [jiao tu san ku]
crafty hare three burrows
A crafty rabbit has three burrows
To succeed there must be several alternative strategies
There's more than one way to skin a cat
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