tǔ earth; soil

Note

Represents something growing up through the soil
Number of strokes 3

Radical

Index 32 used in: zuò (seat) ; qù (go) ; lǐ (inside) ; zuò (sit) ; chéng (city walls) ; dì (earth) ; shèng (holy) ; zhì (to arrive) ; hēi (black) ; kuài (piece) ; zài (exist) ; guī (jade tablet) ; guī (jade tablet)

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Different tone

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 土
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Also

tǔ earth

The illustrious Ming

It was during the Ming dynasty that China achieved many accomplishments: a vast fleet sailed the seas and made many dicoveries.; an encylopedia of the accumulated knowledge was distilled into 11,000 chapers; trade with America brought in new vegetables and cotton that were widely grown.
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The Emperor's Canal

The Emperor's Canal

China

The Grand or Emperor's canal is the longest canal system in the world. It links Hangzhou in the south to Beijing in the north - over 1,100 miles. Designed to carry huge amounts of rice from the rich lands of the south to the arid north it proved to be China's life line for over a thousand years. The canal enabled China a transportation system free from the threats of storms and pirates.
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