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

Chinese unicorn

The Chinese have a mythical creature somewhat similar to the Western unicorn. A Qilin is deer-like but with one, two or even three horns. Its apperance is an auspicous event and it is a gentle animal. You may see one in stone forming a guardian of the Sacred Way to an Imperial tomb.
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