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

Also

tǔ earth
Chinese proverb

Proverb

Bèn niǎo xiān fēi zǎo rù lín [ben niao xian fei zao ru lin]
stupid bird first fly early enter forest
A clumsy bird that flies first will get to the forest earlier
It is important to be early to achieve success
The tortoise beats the hare. The early bird catches the worm

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