xù beginnings; clues; mental state

Made up of [ silk radical 120, zhě in process of; involved in ]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

The silk radical can be thought of as giving idea of start of a thread and 'zhe' indicates the very rough sound
Number of strokes 11

Related characters


Using : hóng (red) gěi (give) zhǐ (paper) jīng (Classic) wéi (to preserve) lèi (tired) gāng (guiding principle) fēn (numerous) zǔ (to form) jié (knot) jì (order) fǎng (fine woven silk fabric)
Using zhě : dōu (all) zhū (hog) zhǔ (to cook) shǔ (office)

Different tone



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wén script; character

Origin

Originally a man with a tattoed chest hence writing in general

Radical

Index 67 used in: used in: zhè (this)
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