wú not to have; no; none

Alternative traditional form of character:


The original form had a figure holding two animal hides meanding 'dance'. A character borrowed from original meaning as it had a similar sound
Number of strokes 4


Index 71 used in: jì (already)

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Different tone

wū (crow) wū (house) wǔ (five) wǔ (noon) wǔ (martial) wù (do not) wù (fifth (ordinal))

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


无锡 Wuxi, Jiangsu


常将有日思无日,莫将无时想有时 cháng jiāng yǒu rì sī wú rì, mò jiāng wú shí xiǎng yǒu shí When rich, you have time to dream, but do not dream of riches when you are poor
覆巢无完卵 fù cháo wú wán luǎn In a disaster everyone will feel the consequences
福无重至,祸不单行 fú wú chóng zhì, huò bú dān xíng Bad fortune is more frequent than good
干活不由东累死也无功 gàn huó bú yóu dōng lèi sǐ yě wú gōng Only work on what is needed to be done
虎父无犬子 hǔ fù wú quǎn zǐ A son is similar to his father
空穴来风未必无因 kōng xuè lái féng wèi bì wú yīn There must have been signs that it was going to happen
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