wù fifth (ordinal); halberd; 5th heavenly stem

Made up of [ spear radical 62, 丿 piě 'slash' radical 4]

Note

Picture of a halberd - a lance with an ax blade in the middle
Number of strokes 5

Related characters


Using : wǒ (I (me)) chéng (to succeed) huò (maybe) wǔ (martial) zài (to carry) zhǎo (to try to find) jiān (narrow) zhàn (to fight) dài (to respect)
Using 丿 piě : shǎo (less) hū (at) nǎi (to be) shī (to lose) wù (do not) yì (justice) lè (music) zhī (him) zú (clan) jiǔ (long time) me (what) dì (younger brother)

Sounds same

wù (do not)

Different tone

wū (crow) wū (house) wú (not to have) wǔ (five) wǔ (noon) wǔ (martial)

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