yǒu friend


Used as component in : ài Made up of [ yòu also; in addition; and radical 29]
Similar looking characters : fǎn (contrary)

Note

Two hands clasped in friendship
Number of strokes: 4

Related characters


Also uses yòu component: bào (to announce) dù (to pass) duì (right) fà (to send out) fǎn (contrary) hàn (chinese) huān (merry) jí (and) jī (fowl) jiān (difficult) nán (difficult) qǔ (to take) shèng (holy) shòu (to receive) shù (tree) shuāng (pair) zé (pool) zhī (to support)

Sounds same

yǒu (have) yǒu (wine vessel)

Different tone

yóu (outstanding) yòu (right) yòu (also)

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

Proverbs

交个朋友多条路,树个敌人多堵墙 jiāo gè péng you duō tiáo lù, shù gè dí rén duō dǔ qiáng It is better to make friends than enemies
酒肉朋友 jiǔ ròu péng yǒu Cupboard love

Phrases

péng yǒu Friend

qiě and; moreover; yet

Origin

Ancient pictogram of a stone altar on the ground
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zhǎng palm of the hand; sole of the foot; paw

Made up of [ shǒu hand, shàng still; yet; to value]

Origin

The hand radical at the bottom suggests meaning, the rough phonetic 'shang' is on top
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