yú fish

Alternative traditional form of character:


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


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


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


鲤鱼 lǐ yú carp
yú fish

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