yú in; at; to

Made up of [ èr two; 2 radical 7]


Ancient seal mark of a tool of some kind

Related characters

Using èr : yuán (primary) è (evil) xiē (some) rén (humane)

Sounds same

yú (fish) yú (fishing)

Different tone

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

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嫁祸于人 jià huò yú rén Put 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

Chinese chess

The Chinese game of chess is rather different to the version used in the West. The Chinese version is generally considered older and because of the lack of a 'queen' (a relatively recent addition) and the strange rules for the 'cannon' make it just as challenging a game.
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