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

Sound file kindly provided by shtooka.net under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike License

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

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