wū house; room

Made up of [ shī corpse radical 44, zhì to arrive; most; to radical 133]

Note

The 'corpse' element suggests lying down, the door radical suggests a house so combines to give idea of a place of rest
Number of strokes: 9

Related characters


Also uses shī component: jú (office) jū (to reside) ne (and you?) wěi (tail)
Also uses zhì component: dào (arrive) shì (room) zhì (to send)

Sounds same

wū (crow)

Different tone

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

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

爱屋及乌 ài wū jí wū In love with everything in the world
高屋建瓴 gāo wū jiàn líng Being in a good position to repel attackers. Holding a commanding position
屋漏偏逢连夜雨 wū lòu piān féng lián yè yǔ Misfortunes tend to come all at once

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