yú fishing


Alternative traditional form of character:

Sounds same

yú (fish) yú (in)

Different tone

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

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Proverbs

焚林而畋,竭泽而渔 fén lín ěr tián, jié zé ěr yú Ignoring the consequences
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

Blue and white China

When most people think of porcelain from China they think of the 'blue and white' ceramics that were exported to Europe in vast quantities. The technique of putting a glaze containing cobalt oxide was devised as early as the 14th century. The cobalt came from Iran, one of the precious materials transported on the Silk Road. The export trade was only possible after mass production techniques were implemented at places like Jingdezhen, Jiangxi in the 17th century.
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