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'. Also measure word for buildings (schools, factories)
Number of strokes: 8

Related characters


Also uses dāo component: chū (at first) fēn (divide) jiǎn (scissors) zhào (according to)

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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
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.
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