xué narrow; narrow-minded; badly off

Made up of [ xué cave; cavity; hole radical 116, zhà at first; suddenly; abruptly ]


Can be thought of as a suddenly narrowing cave, 'zha' is rough phonetic
Number of strokes 10

Related characters

Using zhà : zuò (to do) zhà (to explode) dìng (how) zuó (previous)

Sounds same

xué (study) xué (cave)

Different tone

xuě (snow)

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