wū crow; black

Made up of [ niǎo bird radical 196, zhǔ dot radical 3]

Note

Very similar to the radical used for birds except it has no 'eye' as crows have a black eye not easily made out against the black feathers

Related characters


Using niǎo : dǎo (island) jī (fowl)
Using zhǔ : tài (too) yù (jade) lì (beautiful) yì (justice) zhōu (prefecture) zhǔ (owner) zhù (to live) dì (younger brother) bái (bright) sháo (spoon) duì (to cash) lìng (to order) yóu (outstanding) liáng (good) pù (store) wèi (do)

Sounds same

wū (house)

Different tone

wú (not to have) wǔ (five) wǔ (noon) wǔ (martial) wù (do not) wù (fifth (ordinal))

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Cities

乌海 Wuhai, Inner Mongolia
乌鲁木齐 Urumqi, Xinjiang
义乌 Yiwu, Zhejiang

Proverbs

爱屋及乌 ài wū jí wū Totally in love
天下乌鸦一般黑 tiān xià wū yā yī bān hēi Bad people are all the same. You find bad people everywhere

Also

乌鸦 wū yā crow
乌鸦 wū yā raven
Han Dynasty

Han Dynasty

History

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Tiananmen Square

There have been two major incidents of unrest in Tiananmen Square. The first on 5th April 1976 in called the 'Tiananmen Square Incident' when mourners for Zhou Enlai were seen as signalling their disapproval of the Gang of Four. The second incident was April to June 1989 when a student led occupation of the square was brutally suppressed. The demonstration sought a slow down of economic reform, crack-down on corruption, more tax on the rich as well as democracy.
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