zhǔ owner; master; host

Made up of [ zhǔ dot radical 3, jade radical 96]


Ancient picture was of a lighted torch this has now changed to be associated with 'jade' as this is a prized treasure it implies ownership and mastery. Or it might be that Zhu (monarch) gives the phonetic.
Number of strokes 5

Related characters

Using zhǔ : tài (too) yù (jade) lì (beautiful) wū (crow) yì (justice) zhōu (prefecture) zhù (to live) dì (younger brother) bái (bright) sháo (spoon) duì (to cash) lìng (to order) yóu (outstanding) liáng (good) pù (store) wèi (do)
Using : quán (all) rùn (leap) zhù (to live) wán (toy) lǐ (texture) xiàn (to appear)

Sounds same

zhǔ (dot) zhǔ (to cook)

Different tone

zhū (hog) zhú (bamboo) zhú (bamboo) zhù (to live) zhù (to halt)

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


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