zhū hog; pig; swine

Made up of [ quǎn dog radical 94, zhě in process of; involved in ]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

The qian (dog) radical indicates an animal while zhe indicates the rough sound
Number of strokes 11

Related characters


Using quǎn : shī (lion) māo (cat) gǒu (dog)
Using zhě : dōu (all) zhǔ (to cook) xù (beginnings) shǔ (office)

Different tone

zhú (bamboo) zhú (bamboo) zhǔ (dot) zhǔ (owner) zhǔ (to cook) zhù (to live) zhù (to halt)

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Pronunciation

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

Also

zhū pig

Great Wall

Many people can be forgiven for thinking that the Great Wall was constructed at one time (the Qin dynasty). The truth is much more complex and interesting. Parts existed long before first Qin Emperor, and much of its length is not built of impressive stone; through much of the Gobi desert it is made of tamped soil. The parts seen by most visitors were built or rebuilt in the Ming dynasty and then rebuilt again in the early days of the Peoples Republic.
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Fri 1st Dec 2017

Grave robber given the death sentence

China can not be accused of taking the digging up of historical artifacts from burials lightly. It has always been culturally important to respect the graves of the dead as many still believe the ancestors pass judgment on their families. China has many ancient tombs some containing valuable ornaments and jewelry, particularly in northern China.

Yao Yuzhong from Inner Mongolia has been found guilty of grave robbing - not just himself but heading up a gang numbering 225 people. He now has two years to mount an appeal and even if he loses that, he may have his sentence commuted to life imprisonment for good behavior.


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