yǔ to give; together with; and

Note

Ancient seal mark of unknown meaning

Sounds same

yǔ (rain) yǔ (language)

Different tone

yú (fish) yú (fishing) yú (in) yù (jade) yù (jade)

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Pronunciation

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Mongolian heritage

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