yú fish


Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Represents a scaly body with a head and a tail fin : a fish
Number of strokes 8

Radical

Index 195 used in: xiān (fresh)

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Sounds same

yú (fishing) yú (in)

Different tone

yǔ (rain) yǔ (language) yǔ (to give) yù (jade) yù (jade)

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Pronunciation

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

Proverbs

不撒大网不得大鱼 bú sǎ dà wǎng bù dé dà yú Need to think big if to succeed
城门失火,殃及池鱼 chéng mén shī huó, yāng jí chí yú A drastic action may unintentionally affect other people. Show consideration for all
得鱼忘筌 dé yú wàng quán Ungrateful behavior, ignoring what made it possible
授人以鱼只解一时之急,授人以渔 则解一生之需 shòu rén yǐ yú zhǐ jiù yī shí zhī jí, shòu rén yǐ yú zé jiě yī shēng zhī xū It is important to learn a skill that will last for life
缘木求鱼 yuán mù qiú yú Waste time doing something pointless and bound to fail

Also

鲤鱼 lǐ yú carp
yú fish
Mon 1st Jan

Elephants receive more protection in 2018

For a very long time ivory from Africa has been smuggled into China where after it is carved it is often falsely labeled 'antique' so it can be sold. With increasing affluence in China the market in ivory had grown with the result that poachers in Africa have established a lucrative illegal market.

Moves by the Chinese government have driven the trade underground and the price for ivory has dropped and from 1st January 2018 a total ban on ivory trade is to be enforced involving the shutting down of the few remaining workshops.

China used to have a considerable population of Asian elephants but killing and habitat erosion has now restricted the pachyderms to only a few places in Yunnan. There are believed to be only 250 of them but numbers have started to rise.


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