xué study

Made up of [ child; sage; seed radical 39]
Alternative traditional form of character:


Represents a teacher laying on hands to clear the darkness over a 'child'
Number of strokes 8

Related characters

Using : hǎo (good) kǒng (great) hēng (prosperous) jì (season) sūn (grandson) zì (letter) lǐ (plum) hái (child) xiào (filial piety or obedience)

Sounds same

xué (cave) xué (narrow)

Different tone

xuě (snow)

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


邯郸学步 hán dān xué bù Pompous and pretentious. Trying too hard to impress
学而不思则罔,思而不学则殆 xué ér bù sī zé wǎng, sī ér bù xué zé dài Studying hard is important and gives rewards
学好三年,学坏三天 xué hǎo sān nián, xué huài sān tiān Falling into bad ways is far easier than keeping to the good
学无止境 xué wú zhǐ jìng Knowledge is infinite
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