yú in; at; to

Made up of [ dīng nail; robust; adult man ]

Note

Ancient seal mark of a tool of some kind
Number of strokes: 3

Related characters


Also uses dīng component: dēng (lamp) nìng (better) qiú (to beat) xíng (permitted)

Sounds same

yú (fish) yú (fishing)

Different tone

yǔ (rain) yǔ (language) yǔ (to give) yù (jade) yù (jade) yù (to meet) yù (to wish for)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 于
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Proverbs

嫁祸于人 jià huò yú rén Spread blame onto others
千里之堤,溃于蚁穴 qiān lǐ zhī dī, kuì yú yǐ xué Take full attention to detail to avoid catastrophe
千里之行始于足下 qiān lǐ zhī xíng shǐ yú zú xià Perseverance will lead to eventual success
青出于蓝而胜于蓝 qīng chū yú lán ér shèng yú lán Wise schooling has produced excellence beyond the teacher. The follower has surpassed the master.
事实胜于雄辩 shì shí shèng yú xióng biàn Better to act than just talk about it

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