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

Opium

The import of opium from India had a devastating effect on China. Although opium had been graown and used in China for centuries the import of huge quantities of the British controlled trade into Guangdong proved far more addicitive. It was the government officials who were most affected and even Dowager Empress Cixi used opium. Attempts to stop the trade led to two wars with Britain which China lost.
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Chinese proverb

Proverb

破釜沉
Pò fǔ chén zhōu [po fu chen zhou]
broken pot sink boat
Smash the pots and sink the boats. A story from the Qin dynasty tells of a general who refused to accept possibility of retreat by burning the boats and smashing the cooking pots.
No going back whatever happens. Cutting off all possibility of retreat
Don't burn your bridges behind you
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