yǔ rain

Note

Picture of raindrops falling down from clouds
Number of strokes 8

Radical

Index 173 used in: xuě (snow) ; léi (thunder) ; líng (zero)

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Sounds same

yǔ (language) yǔ (to give)

Different tone

yú (fish) yú (fishing) yú (in) yù (jade) yù (jade)

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Pronunciation

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

Proverbs

翻云覆雨 fān yún fù yǔ Impressing by conjuring tricks
风雨同舟 fēng yǔ tóng zhōu Facing troubles together
雷声大,雨点小 léi shēng dà, yǔ diǎn xiǎo Overly portentous. Reality did not match expectation
泥人怕雨,谎言怕理 ní rén pà yǔ, huǎng yán pà lǐ Over time lies will eventually be laid bare
山雨欲来风满楼 shān yǚ yù lái fēng mǎn lóu A premonition of something significant about to happen
未雨绸缪 wèi yǔ chóu móu Plan ahead, be prepared

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