zhú bamboo

Note

A simplified picture of leaves emerging from a bamboo stem
Number of strokes: 6

Different tone

zhū (hog) zhǔ (dot) zhǔ (owner) zhǔ (to cook) zhù (to live) zhù (to halt)
This character is also represented as a radical in the form: zhú

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

Proverbs

胸有成竹 xiōng yǒu chéng zhú To be able to paint bamboo (or anything else), you have to have a mental image of how it looks. An admonishment to plan ahead carefully and acquire the skill to carry it out.
势如破竹 shì rú pò zhú Continuing a successful series. Once you get the knack of splitting bamboo it's best to keep on going. The story is of a general who was advised to rest his army for the winter after a series of successes. The general disagreed, his army had high morale and went on to complete the victory.

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